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

From: Andy Seaborne <andy.seaborne@epimorphics.com>
Date: Wed, 25 May 2011 16:09:17 +0100
Message-ID: <4DDD1B9D.9080400@epimorphics.com>
To: public-rdf-wg@w3.org


On 25/05/11 14:59, Richard Cyganiak wrote:
> 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.

I understood Peter's question to mean why is RDF-WG changing SPARQL when 
SPARQL-WG was asked (by charter) not to do so quite strongly.

Had these been on the table during SPARQL-WG, then systematic revision 
of the results formats would have been possible.

	Andy

>
>> 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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