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RE: Bermudan flowers: Query, I18N, and syntax vs semantics

From: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2002 16:23:51 -0000
To: "Patrick Stickler" <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>, "RDF Core" <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <JAEBJCLMIFLKLOJGMELDOEPKCCAA.jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>

> > We could allow arbitrary typed values as node labels. e.g. in the B10
> > example the nodes are labelled with the number 10.5 and not
> with the string
> > "10.5" nor the string "10,5".
> Unfortunately, Jeremy, such an approach cannot work in practice.
> Otherwise all RDF parsers must support all arbitrary datatypes
> and the RDF graph must provide a *lexical* representation
> (albeit canonical) for all  values of all arbitrary datatypes?...

I was (perhaps not explicitly) expecting that the action for unknown
datatypes would be to use the TDL pair (datatype uri + lexical string) as
the (representation of the) value.

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