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Re: datatypes input

From: Aaron Swartz <me@aaronsw.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2002 11:39:42 -0500
Cc: RDF Core <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
To: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Message-Id: <F5E6EFA7-9A6C-11D6-B6DA-0003936780B2@aaronsw.com>

On Thursday, July 18, 2002, at 10:41  AM, Brian McBride wrote:
> If I interpret that properly, then you need two properties, say <age> 
> and <ageL>.  My understanding is that WG agrees that this works, but 
> that having two properties is unacceptable.  If we agreed that two 
> properties was acceptable, then I think all this would just go away.  
> The argument is that there will be lots of user error and confusion 
> resulting from having to distinguish between the two cases.

Well the users better get used to it because they already need to 
distinguish between author and authorName and site and siteURI. I think 
allowing them to use the same property in this special case will only 
add more confusion, not less. Furthermore, as I just pointed out, the 
two-property method is easier to use in forward-chaining systems like 
CWM and clones.

Who objects to the two properties? Just PatrickS?
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