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Re: [SWC] RIF & OWL compatibility

From: Enrico Franconi <franconi@inf.unibz.it>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2006 08:34:12 +0100
Message-Id: <1A29715A-EBF1-43DD-83EC-917219A472CF@inf.unibz.it>
To: W3C RIF WG <public-rif-wg@w3.org>

On 16 Jan 2006, at 01:03, Gerd Wagner wrote:
>> Note that the triple
>>      "25"^^xsd:decimal rdf:type rdf:XMLLiteral .
>> is not legal RDF, since literals can not appear in subject position.
>
> ("25" is a data literal, but is it an XML literal?)

Yep, please do see the MT document of RDF.

> Not allowing to express classification statements for
> data literals (but instead imposing the corresponding
> statement for a blank node) is clearly an anomaly of
> the current RDF semantics

Partly agree, but it *is* part of the standard.

> and can't hardly be the basis for any requirement on RIF.

Well, you have to consider that RIF has to comply to the W3C  
standards, being itself a W3C standard, right?

> Isn't there a plan already to remove this anomaly of RDF 1.0?

Not that I am aware of.

cheers
--e.
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