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Re: Datatyping Summary

From: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2002 22:19:04 +0000
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To: Frank Manola <fmanola@mitre.org>
Cc: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
Hi Frank,

At 16:37 30/01/2002 -0500, Frank Manola wrote:
>Sorry, what do you mean by "extended n-triples representation"?

In TDL, a literal is a pair.  I dreamt up a little notation on the fly to 
allow me to represent that directly in n-triples.  It was meant to 
intuitive.  I guess it wasn't.

>  Things are complicated enough

Just so.

>  trying to follow the various proposals and idioms thereof with a *fixed* 
> definition of n-triples.  If we're going to allow extensions to 
> n-triples, there are too many things allowed to vary, and too few things 
> fixed.  Besides, if we weren't constrained by n-triples as they are now, 
> there are all kinds of neat things we could do...  I want to see how 
> things are going to actually be written in the notation we actually have.

My assumption is that if we adopt TDL, n-triples will change.

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