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Re: simplified datatyping proposal

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 21:25:01 -0600
Message-Id: <p05101402b89a18bb5bd9@[]>
To: Graham Klyne <Graham.Klyne@MIMEsweeper.com>
Cc: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
>At 12:27 PM 2/20/02 -0600, Pat Hayes wrote:
>>Well, I half-agree, but we can't have all three things at once:
>>1. You and Graham want range-sensitive inline literals.
>>2. Dan C. wants an inline literal used with no datatyping to 
>>unambiguously denote a character string.
>>3. We all want the logic to be monotonic.
>>Something has to give.
>Didn't the S proposal achieve all that?

No proposal can possibly achieve all that. Regardless of semantic 
ingenuity, those three are a logical contradiction by themselves. The 
*spec* is a contradiction, so theres no point trying to meet it.

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