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Re: datatypes and MT

From: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Sat, 03 Nov 2001 19:27:31 +0000
Message-ID: <3BE44523.90709@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
To: jos.deroo.jd@belgium.agfa.com
CC: connolly@w3.org, phayes@ai.uwf.edu, w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org, pfps@research.bell-labs.com
Hi Jos,

jos.deroo.jd@belgium.agfa.com wrote:

[...]


> The real advantage I see is that
>   :s eg:shoeSize [ rdfs:str "10" ].
> can be entailed given that
>   :s eg:shoeSize [ rdfs:str "10"; rdf:type dt:decimal ].
> (and only in that direction)


I'm sorry, I'm being thick again.  What's the advantage exactly?  To whom?  Does 
this advantage differentiate DanC's proposal from the others?

What I see above is the A & B => A.  Which is true, but I miss the significance.

Are you suggesting that

   <rdf:Description>
     <eg:prop>foo</eg:prop>
   </rdf:Description>

is really shorthand for

   <rdf:Description>
     <eg:prop rdfs:str="foo"/>
   </rdf:Description>


Yours confused
Brian
Received on Saturday, 3 November 2001 14:32:31 EST

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