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Re: Question about SHOULD in MT

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: 10 Dec 2002 10:25:11 -0600
To: Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
Cc: Pat Hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>, w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <1039537512.5193.12523.camel@dirk>

On Tue, 2002-12-10 at 04:16, Patrick Stickler wrote:
> 
> 
> [Patrick Stickler, Nokia/Finland, (+358 40) 801 9690, patrick.stickler@nokia.com]
> 
> 
> > > A 'datatype-aware' RDF engine SHOULD be competent to recognize at 
> > > least the built-in rdf:XMLLiteral datatype. It MAY also recognize the 
> > > set of all the XML Schema built-in datatypes.
> > 
> > no; 'RDF engine' seems completely out of place.
> > Please strike all mentions of it.
> 
> How about 'RDF application'. That's pretty broad and generic.

no; we're specifying a language, not a piece of software.

> Clearly at some point we need to be able to talk about what
> parts of the language must be supported by actual software,

That's not at all clear to me. Please elaborate on how
you come to that conclusion.

> and it seems we can do that without straying into any
> definition of the software itself -- apart from requirements.
> 
> Patrick
> 
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Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
Received on Tuesday, 10 December 2002 11:25:01 EST

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