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Re: datatypes and MT

From: Sergey Melnik <melnik@db.stanford.edu>
Date: Tue, 06 Nov 2001 14:43:33 -0800
Message-ID: <3BE86795.C688B5E9@db.stanford.edu>
To: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
CC: Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com, w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
Jeremy Carroll wrote:
> 
> Sergey:
> > >
> > > <complex realDecimal="1.0" imaginaryDecimal="2.0"/>
> > >
> > > as in
> > >
> > > _x rdf:type complex
> > > _x realDecimal "1.0"
> > > _x imaginaryDecimal "2.0"
> > >
> > >
> 
> [... snip ...]
> Patrick:
> >
> > Right. Such as <complex>1.0/2.0</complex>, eh?
> >
> 
> Charter:
> [[[
> Specifically, the RDF Core Working Group is not chartered to develop a
> separate data typing language that duplicates facilities provided by XML
> Schema data types
> ]]]
> 
> XML Schema provides a mechanism for defining complex hence we MUST use that.

XML Schema provides a mechanism for defining complex datatypes (it's not
going to be easy to use such custom types defined by means of XML Schema
though). I referred to complex numbers, just as an example; to my
knowledge, XML Schema does not define complex numbers.

Sergey
Received on Tuesday, 6 November 2001 17:29:56 EST

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