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Re: datatypes and MT

From: Graham Klyne <Graham.Klyne@MIMEsweeper.com>
Date: Wed, 07 Nov 2001 18:14:52 +0000
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To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Cc: Pat Hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>, w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
At 10:35 AM 11/7/01 -0600, Dan Connolly wrote:
> > OK, Ive been assuming that the quote marks around literal labels are
> > only a syntactic device for marking them as literals, not intended to
> > be interpreted as actual quotation marks. They are an inheritance
> > from XML, right?
>Not in any particular way; n-triples syntax is independent
>from XML.

I think there is an inheritance from XML, in the sense that XML doesn't 
distinguish syntactically between different types of attribute/element 
value -- i.e. they're all character sequences.

However, there is still a desire and expectation that literals --character 
sequences all-- can be used to represent other types of value.


Graham Klyne                    MIMEsweeper Group
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