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Re: [DTB] What is a dialect?

From: Jos de Bruijn <debruijn@inf.unibz.it>
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2009 14:13:50 +0200
Message-ID: <49E1DAFE.7060209@inf.unibz.it>
To: Axel Polleres <axel.polleres@deri.org>
CC: RIF <public-rif-wg@w3.org>

>>>> The problem is easily solved for isLiteral(Not)OfType, once we define
>>>> how types are represented (the second argument in the domain is
>>>> restricted to the set of data types, i.e., all datatypes that have
>>>> existed, currently exist, and will exist in the world), and it
>>>> becomes a
>>>> nonissue if we adopt my proposal [1] and revert back to individual
>>>> guard
>>>> predicates.
>>> Uff. Please not! Sigh. ;-)
>> What do you propose then? 
> would dialect-tags per document work?

This would mean that a dialect can never be a syntactical extension of
another dialect.  Therefore this option would probably be a nonstarter
for many people.
In addition, I think is complete overkill for resolving such a
relatively minor issue.

> going back to guards and dropping isLiteralOFType looks like a step back
> to me.

Well, it looks like a step forward to me :-)

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