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Re: datatypes and MT

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 07 Nov 2001 08:59:45 -0600
Message-ID: <3BE94C61.E08FDF78@w3.org>
To: Graham Klyne <Graham.Klyne@MIMEsweeper.com>
CC: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
Graham Klyne wrote:
> 
> At 02:20 AM 11/6/01 -0600, Dan Connolly wrote:
[...]
> >You've got an inconsistency there. "10" isn't an integer.
> 
> Aha...
> 
> In which case, I think you're flying in the face of existing RDF
> practice.

Well, yes, I'm aware that folks say things like
	the string "Dan Connolly" wrote a mail message
and I hope we can show/convince folks that this is
not a good idea.

>  I, and I think many others, have certainly assumed that one can
> write something like:
> 
>      <ex:subj> <ex:prop> "10" .
> 
> To express the idea (to an application that knows about the vocabulary)
> that <ex:subj> has a property <ex:prop> with the integer value 10.

I expected that folks wrote, in the schema for ex:prop:
	ex:prop relates something to a numeral (i.e. a string)
	which should be interpreted as an integer

> E.g. what you are suggesting will break aspects of CC/PP and UAProf.

Ouch; really?

-- 
Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
Received on Wednesday, 7 November 2001 09:59:37 EST

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