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Re: simplified datatyping proposal

From: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2002 13:29:09 +0000
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To: Pat Hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>, "Jeremy Carroll" <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Cc: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
At 18:03 21/02/2002 -0600, Pat Hayes wrote:
>>We can punt on the model theory for datatyping, and provide a syntax for the
>>one bit we can agree on.
>I'd rather not punt on the MT, if only to keep things as clear and 
>unambiguous as possible.

The model theory brings us considerable benefit.  I'm pretty sure that many 
of the issues that have arisen with the rdf model described in m&s could 
have been avoided if the original WG had the benefit of a model 
theory.  The MT helps expose inconsistencies that may escape our 
intuitions.  I suggest that is very valuable.

If we can't do a model theory, I would want to know what the problem was 
that prevented us doing it.

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