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Re: Proposed NTriples changes for literal notation

From: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002 16:07:10 -0500
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To: "Jan Grant" <Jan.Grant@bristol.ac.uk>
Cc: "www-rdf-comments" <www-rdf-comments@w3.org>, "w3c-rdfcore-wg" <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>

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From: "Jan Grant" <Jan.Grant@bristol.ac.uk>
To: "Tim Berners-Lee" <timbl@w3.org>
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Subject: Re: Proposed NTriples changes for literal notation


> On Wed, 13 Mar 2002, Tim Berners-Lee wrote:
>
> > There are many many langauge which use character
> > strings as primitives, and no others I know that use (lang, string)
pairs.
> >  So convergence with other langues, and APIs for RDF in those langauges,
and
> > so on,
> > are made much more cumbersome
> > for RDF by the existence of these literals.
>
> By extension, since many languages have other primitive types
> (particularly numeric ones), should we be doing something about the
> cumbersome "everything's a string" attitude?

I have to admit it would make sense to me.
Tim

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