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

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Date: Wed, 2 May 2012 13:20:56 -0500
Cc: David Wood <david@3roundstones.com>, Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfpschneider@gmail.com>, RDF Working Group WG <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <E9E5F41C-E48C-4FD0-953D-D16CC91B44C4@ihmc.us>
To: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
Is precisionDecimal in fact an XSD 1.1 datatype? A search on "precisionDecimal" in http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema11-2/ only finds a non-normative reference to an external publication. 

Pat

On May 2, 2012, at 7:20 AM, Richard Cyganiak wrote:

> 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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