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Re: Datatyping differences

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: 25 Jan 2002 11:22:56 -0600
To: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Cc: RDF core WG <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1011979376.5187.118.camel@dirk>
On Fri, 2002-01-25 at 07:43, Jeremy Carroll wrote:
> Brian dropped by and asked me what the key differences between S and TDL
> were.
> Here is a list:
> ** A single triple:
>   <bob> <age> "30" .
> In S "30" is a string, in TDL it is untyped.

As I said in my discussion of how perl programmers might
do datatyping in RDF, it's not necessarily the case
that in S, "30" is a string; we could call them
"scalars" if you don't like using "30" to represent
an integer.

What's necessarily
the case is that in S, "30" denotes the same thing in all
interpretaions, but in TDL it doesn't.
Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
Received on Friday, 25 January 2002 12:23:38 EST

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