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Re: Proposal for adding new datatypes from XSD 1.1 (ISSUE-66)

From: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
Date: Wed, 2 May 2012 13:20:18 +0100
Cc: Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfpschneider@gmail.com>, RDF Working Group WG <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <AF3C0FD7-2BDD-487F-9BD2-7CADFE7A191B@cyganiak.de>
To: David Wood <david@3roundstones.com>
On 2 May 2012, at 13:18, David Wood wrote:
>> The proposal is to allow everything in RDF 1.1 that is already allowed in either of RDF 1.0, SPARQL, OWL2, or RIF.
>> 
>> (xsd:precisionDecimal is the only new XSD 1.1 type that shows up on neither of these lists and hence isn't included in the proposal.)
> 
> The 2004 RDF Concepts, section 5, notes that, "Certain XML Schema built-in datatypes are not suitable for use within RDF." but I can't see why xsd:precisionDecimal would fall into that category.
> 
> So, why not include xsd:precisionDecimal as well?  I see no harm in that.

I don't know. There may have been some reason why OWL2 and RIF do not allow xsd:precisionDecimal.

Best,
Richard
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