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Problem with TDL

From: Sergey Melnik <melnik@db.stanford.edu>
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2002 18:42:39 -0800
Message-ID: <3C478B9F.B85B8AC9@db.stanford.edu>
To: Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>, RDFCore WG <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
Patrick,

there is a well-known problem with the rdf:type/rdf:value representation
that you described in

http://www-nrc.nokia.com/sw/TDL.html

In essence, the interpretations of nodes _1 and _2 in

_1 rdf:value "3.0"
_1 rdf:type us-double
_2 rdf:value "3,0"
_2 rdf:type german-double

fall together (_1 and _2 represent the same real value), and the pairing
between the lexical representation and the type gets corrupted.
Specifically, the semantics of the above four statements is equivalent
to that of

_3 rdf:value "3.0"
_3 rdf:value "3,0"
_3 rdf:type us-double
_3 rdf:type german-double

How do you suggest to work around this problem?

Sergey
Received on Thursday, 17 January 2002 21:12:46 EST

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