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Re: Reject change to rdf:value

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 05 Nov 2001 02:39:00 -0600
Message-ID: <3BE65024.DF287AF1@w3.org>
To: Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com
CC: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com wrote:
> 
> > Well, if that were indicated by a decimal then the
> > string "10" would do it, but if it were represented by an octal then
> > you need "12" and if you use a binary then you need "1010". There is
> > no way to say what THE value of rdf:value is for any particular
> > integer, until you specify what datatyping scheme is being used.
> 
> No. Data type does not define lexical representation,

In the context of this WG, it does...

  "RDF Schema must use and build upon XML Schema
  datatypes to the fullest extent that is practical and
  appropriate."
	-- http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/RDFCoreWGCharter

i.e. this WG is chartered to take terminology from the
XML Schema spec for datatypes, which says...

[[[
2.1 Datatype

        [Definition:]  In this specification, a datatype is a 3-tuple,
        consisting of a) a set of distinct values, called its ·value
space·, b)
        a set of lexical representations, called its ·lexical space·,
and c) a
        set of ·facet·s that characterize properties of the ·value
space·,
        individual values or lexical items. 
]]]

--        XML Schema Part 2: Datatypes
http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/REC-xmlschema-2-20010502/#datatype
Tue, 01 May 2001 03:17:18 GMT



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