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Re: datatype literals and lang codes

From: Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2002 11:28:59 +0300
Message-ID: <00cf01c278db$e79a3850$c99316ac@NOE.Nokia.com>
To: "ext Jeremy Carroll" <jjc@hpl.hp.com>, <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>, "ext Brian McBride" <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>



[Patrick Stickler, Nokia/Finland, (+358 40) 801 9690, patrick.stickler@nokia.com]


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "ext Brian McBride" <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
To: "Patrick Stickler" <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>; "ext Jeremy Carroll" <jjc@hpl.hp.com>; <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
Sent: 21 October, 2002 11:23
Subject: Re: datatype literals and lang codes


> 
> At 10:44 21/10/2002 +0300, Patrick Stickler wrote:
> 
> [...]
> 
> > >
> > > I trust you logged the hot water as a business expense!
> > >
> > > [[
> > > Does:
> > >
> > >   <a> <b> "chat"<xsd:string>-"en" .
> > >
> > > datatype entail:
> > >
> > >   <a> <b> "chat"<xsd:string>-"fr" .
> > > ]]
> > >
> > > Answer:
> > >
> > > yes.
> > >
> > >
> > > ===
> > >
> > > i.e. under the solution sketched by Graham that appeared to have wide
> > > support, within a system that uses xsd:string the above entailment 
> > holds. At
> > > the pure RDF level (no datatyping) then it does not hold.
> >
> >I agree.
> >
> > > I understood that it was that subtle distinction that allows Patrick to
> > > believe that he can both have his cake and eat it.
> >
> >Yep. Yum.
> 
> Uh hu.  So, just so we are prepared, when we get a last call comment 
> expressing some disquiet at this decision what response do we give to 
> justify this decision?

Here a few that come to mind...

1. Backwards compatability with existing usage.

2. Consistency in the treatment of literals which promotes generic code.

3. M&S says that language codes are part of literals, and typed literals
   are still literals.

Patrick

Patrick
Received on Monday, 21 October 2002 04:29:02 EDT

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