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Re: What the #@&*$(!@ is going on here?! (was RE: N-Triples for proposed xsi:type [was Re: xsi:type test case ]

From: Frank Manola <fmanola@mitre.org>
Date: Wed, 07 Aug 2002 09:09:19 -0400
Message-ID: <3D511BFF.3020907@mitre.org>
To: Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com
CC: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org

Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com wrote:



> The WG reached IMO full concensus on a local/explicit datatyping
> idiom, as well as its associated semantics. Why then are we now
> considering another local idiom -- especially one which requires
> changes to the graph syntax and essentially duplicates the 
> globally unambiguous and tidy nature of URIs?!



I can only speak for myself, but one of the things going on here from my 
perspective is that it's not 100% clear to me what we've agreed on now. 
  You've made the above point about our having reached full concensus in 
several recent messages.  I don't necessarily disagree with this, but 
these lengthy back-and-forths about various pieces of this "concensus" 
are not clarifying things for me.  Is there a *single* description of 
what we've supposedly agreed on that you could point me to (*not* the 
statement in the minutes of the F2F).  I'm talking about something like 
a single description of the whole datatyping idiom you've referred to; 
e.g., if it was one of the options in the message Brian sent to 
rdf-comment, you can point to that);  and I'm not talking about a 
lengthy justification of that idiom either, just a description of what 
it is.


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