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Re: Action-48 text: a New Plan for plain literals

From: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
Date: Wed, 25 May 2011 14:59:27 +0100
Cc: <jeremy@topquadrant.com>, <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <0141F71C-9205-4941-90C3-B945BF3BFC4A@cyganiak.de>
To: Peter Frederick Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
On 25 May 2011, at 14:14, Peter Frederick Patel-Schneider wrote:
>> One motivation is to have DATATYPE("foo"@en) return something other than error/undefined in SPARQL.
> 
> Umm, isn't that SPARQL business?

SPARQL is not in the business of introducing new datatypes. No existing datatype would be a very compelling answer to that query.

> Also, rdf:PlainLiteral could be used for this already.

That would be possible but unsatisfying. The rdf:PlainLiteral datatype is too unspecific, it's broader than language-tagged literals. And it would be weird if the lexical form of the literal is ill-formed according to the type reported by DATATYPE.

Best,
Richard
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