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Re: Concrete datatype use case

From: Graham Klyne <Graham.Klyne@MIMEsweeper.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 23:01:15 +0100
Message-Id: <5.1.0.14.2.20011024225459.0388d300@joy.songbird.com>
To: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Cc: rdf core <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
At 06:39 PM 10/24/01 +0100, Brian McBride wrote:
>I would agree that having two size properties doesn't change the meaning 
>in this case, but if I'm paying extra money to store or process them, then 
>it matters to me.

Ah, implementation details ;-)  In such a case I think that you would pay 
for a superior implementation that is able to recognize the equivalence 
(through knowledge of the data typing) and only store the information once 
-- possibly selecting a canonical form -- on the basis that this entails 
all the other forms that might be used, assuming the data typing is the 
same in all interpretations considered to be models.

#g


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