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RE: Answer to the question: What is a "value" to RDF

From: <Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2001 13:14:04 +0200
Message-ID: <2BF0AD29BC31FE46B7887732114404316217C5@trebe003.NOE.Nokia.com>
To: phayes@ai.uwf.edu
Cc: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org

> >I'd say that it represents the value, within the context of
> >a data type.
> 
> Right, I agree that makes sense; but the S/DC proposals don't take 
> that route; they have all literals in the graph just denoting the 
> string that represents the value, and then have a bNode to denote the 
> value. 

Do you mean "property value" or "data value"?

> It seems kind of arse-backwards, but I have to admit it sure 
> makes the semantics of literals simpler if they all just represent 
> strings, period.

But then that simply avoids the whole issue of associating
data types to literals, if to RDF all they are are strings.

Or did I miss something?

Patrick
 
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