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Re: DATATYPES: mental dump.

From: Frank Manola <fmanola@mitre.org>
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2001 13:27:14 -0500
Message-ID: <3BF16602.310516D6@mitre.org>
To: "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
CC: Graham.Klyne@mimesweeper.com, Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com, connolly@w3.org, phayes@ai.uwf.edu, w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
"Peter F. Patel-Schneider" wrote:
> 
> From: Frank Manola <fmanola@mitre.org>
> Subject: Re: DATATYPES: mental dump.
> Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2001 12:29:32 -0500
> 
> > Graham Klyne wrote:
> > >
> > > At 10:14 PM 11/12/01 +0200, Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com wrote:
> > > >It's one thing for RDF based *applications* to support and
> > > >utilized XML Schema simple data types and their lexical and
> > > >value spaces, but IMO RDF should itself be completely neutral
> > > >to any particular data type scheme.
> > >
> > > I agree.
> > >
> > > My reading of what Peter/Dan have been saying is that XML schema datatypes
> > > should be primus inter pares for data types in RDF, not somehow embedded in
> > > the core of RDF.  (Which I think is fine.)
> >
> > As long as a classical education isn't going to be required in order to
> > read our specifications  :-)
> 
> On the other hand, I have little sympathy (as far as reading
> specifications) for people without either a mathematical education
> or the ability to pick up a small number of not-very-difficult
> mathematical concepts.  [no :-)]
> 
> After all, it is probably less effort to pick up the mathematical concepts
> required for simple model theory than to understand a normal ISO
> specification.  [big :-)]
> 


Verbum sapienti sat est!

--Frank

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