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Re: datatyping draft 3 (for telecon)

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2002 17:26:00 -0500
Message-Id: <p05101455b8933b117a5b@[192.168.0.6]>
To: Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
Cc: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
>Looks great, Pat.
>
>In subsequent word-smithing, we likely would want to clarify
>the fact that (sans the A/B assertions) one can use rdfs:range
>with a datatype class to constrain property values to the value
>space of the datatype without imposing any lexical constraints,
>and that rdfs:drange imposes both value and lexical constraints.

Yes, it needs more wordsmithing to make things very clear, also 
ideally some usage examples to make all the points.

>Thus, if one only cares that a given property has 'integer'
>values, one need not define a separate class just for integers,
>but can use an existing datatype class such as xsd:integer,
>borrowing only its value space for the constraint, so to
>speak.

Right. And indeed also, following the discussion after the telecon, 
you can borrow its lexical space, if that interests you.

Pat

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