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rdfs:Literal question

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2001 15:23:40 -0500
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To: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
A question.

RDFS has a class named rdfs:Literal. Presumably this is supposed to 
be the class of all literal values, right? So it ought to be the case 
that for any literal LLL, this would be true:

LLL rdf:type rdfs:Literal .

But that's syntactically illegal. In fact it is impossible to say 
that literal has any properties in RDF, so why do we have a class in 
RDFS of things that we aren't allowed to say are in a class?

(This came up when I was trying to characterize valid inference in 
RDFS, by the way. Sorry if this has been discussed before, but I've 
only just noticed it.)

Pat Hayes
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