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RE: literals must be self-evident

From: Ron Daniel <rdaniel@interwoven.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2001 15:41:47 -0400
To: "Dan Connolly" <connolly@w3.org>, <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <EMEKICCGFEKJFGKMFLEPAEKPDMAA.rdaniel@interwoven.com>
Hi Dan,

Something I am not clear on. You said:

> it's essential that the interpretation of
> an RDF document is a function of the document alone,
> and doesn't vary according to the contents of other
> documents.

and later said

> I think
> the solution there is to accept that RDF/XML syntax
> is ugly and persue XML-schema-based approaches
> to getting logical meaning out of less constrained
> XML.

I would have thought that the XML Schema was a separate
document, and it is important to let people update the
external schema documents and make new inferences based
on those changes.

Is a more accurate statement of your intent that "the
truth value of statements in an RDF document shall not
change as a result of changes to any external document, unless
that external document has been specified as required for the
correct interpretation of the RDF document"?

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