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RE: rdfs:StringLiteral

From: pat hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2002 12:17:21 -0600
Message-Id: <p05111b28b9e5d223e4a3@[65.217.30.130]>
To: Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
Cc: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org

>_____________Original message ____________
>Subject:	RE: rdfs:StringLiteral
>Sender:	ext Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hpl.hp.com>
>Date:		Wed, 30 Oct 2002 10:01:05 +0300
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>thanks Patrick I misspoke.
>
>Should all datatypes be subclass of rdfs:Literal;
>
>	No. As that would mean that their value spaces
>	are proper subsets of rdfs:Literal

No, it doesn't mean that. Seems to me, at any rate. rdfs:Literal is 
the class of all literal values, not all literals. If it were all 
literals then nothing would be in it, since there is no way to name a 
literal in RDF and use that name in the subject position in a triple.

>and e.g. an integer
>	value is not itself a literal.
>
>	In reality, the rdfs:Literal class is IMO a bug as it reflects
>	a syntactic quality of an object, not it's semantics.

Its badly named, for sure.

Pat


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