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RE: RDF/XML Syntax problems with datatyping literals

From: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hpl.hp.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Sep 2002 15:12:47 +0200
To: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <200209021512.47302.jjc@hpl.hp.com>

Jan:
> It seems
> bizarre to single out zero-length strings for special treatment.

> I _am_ aware that there's a cost involved with introducing
> rdf:lexicalType (or, urg, an abbreviated form like rdf:ltype) but I
> think it's a better approach than using rdf:type to do this.

I agree.

While Patrick has just about shown that his solution is implementable I am 
aware that my code would have to jump through hoops to do so.

My judgment is that those hoops are indicative of grammars that are difficult 
for users to understand.

As an exmple, support someone forgets to put in the lexical value, then they 
do not get an error message because what they write matches a completely 
different grammar rule.

Jeremy
Received on Monday, 2 September 2002 09:14:25 EDT

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