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Re: Literals are resources [was Re: missing (and incorrect) RDF S axioms]

From: pat hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 12:40:28 -0600
Message-Id: <p05111b1db9f5a9975b05@[10.0.100.86]>
To: Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
Cc: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org

>Hmmm...
>
>Well if literals are resources and all forms of literals have
>unambiguous and consistent global interpretation then
>the only thing blocking them from being subjects is the
>inability to express them as such in the RDF/XML.
>
>So it would seem to me that insofar as the abstract syntax
>and MT are concerned, literals would be valid subjects.

Right, but that has ALWAYS been the case. The reason for the 
restriction is because literal subjects would break striped RDF/XML; 
its a purely syntactic XML issue. Just one more way that XML helps to 
make all our lives just that little bit worse than they could be.

Pat


>
>
>Patrick
>
>_____________Original message ____________
>Subject:	Re: Literals are resources [was Re: missing (and 
>incorrect)    RDFS axioms]
>Sender:	ext pat hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
>Date:		Mon, 11 Nov 2002 12:12:14 +0300
>
>
>>At 10:52 09/11/2002 +0100, Jeremy Carroll wrote:
>>
>>[...]
>>
>>><eg:a> <eg:p> "a" .
>>>=>
>>><eg:a> <eg:p> _:b .
>>>
>>>entailment.
>>
>>That just means a bnode matches a resource or a literal.
>
>Bnodes say that something exists. The above says the literal value
>exists. Things that exist (in RDF) are resources.
>
>Pat
>
>
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