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Re: Denotation of datatype values

From: Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2002 11:38:17 +0300
To: Pat Hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
CC: RDF Core <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <B8E5B229.1377F%patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
On 2002-04-19 3:03, "ext Pat Hayes" <phayes@ai.uwf.edu> wrote:

>> There is no need to constrain the literal to the lexical space
>> of xsd:integer if it is only going to be interpreted as a literal
>> string!
>> The *only* reason for even mentioning xsd:integer is to achieve,
>> at *some* level of interpretation, the value *ten*.
> Well, not everyone agrees with you on that.

Well, then let's hear from "everyone". I only hear your

>> If that doesn't work in the MT in any way, then toss the inline
>> idiom as a datatyping idiom and be done with it.
> It works, but it doesnt work in the way that you want it to. But what
> if someone WANTS a property value to be a string? You saying that
> should be *illegal* in RDF???

No, I'm simply saying then that they shouldn't assert a datatype,
or at most, only assert something like xsd:string.


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