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Re: RDF Datatyping MT *does* define Datatyped Literal Pairings

From: Graham Klyne <Graham.Klyne@MIMEsweeper.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 15:46:30 +0100
Message-Id: <5.1.0.14.2.20020418154554.040e2e40@joy.songbird.com>
To: Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
Cc: Pat Hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>, RDF Core <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
At 12:43 PM 4/17/02 +0300, Patrick Stickler wrote:
> > OK, lets revert to a test case:
> >
> >    foo rdfd:range xsd:integer .
> >    foo rdfd:range xsd:string .
> >    Jenny foo "10" .
> >
> > I believe this is completely valid according to Pat's last datatype spec
> > [1], but how am I to decide which rdfd:range applies in determining the
> > intended value of Jenny's 'foo'?
>
>It is valid at the RDF level. It is a datatype clash at a level above
>RDF where the full semantics of the datatypes in question is available,
>since both pairings do not represent the same value.

Exactly.  "at a level above RDF".  RDF semantics cannot be expected to tell 
us these things.

#g


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Graham Klyne
<GK@NineByNine.org>
Received on Thursday, 18 April 2002 11:14:00 EDT

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