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RE: Datatyping, rdf:type inappropriate

From: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hpl.hp.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Sep 2002 15:34:52 +0200
To: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <200209021534.52562.jjc@hpl.hp.com>

>2. That those who think rdf:type should not be used, try
>   suggesting a better alternative (other than xsi:type).

Off the top of my head, could we use 
   rdf:parseType=Absolute-URI
?

PROS
  - don't extend the vocab
  - current parsers won't do too badly

CONS
  - have to distinguish URI from 
       "Resource" "Literal" and "Collection"

I haven't thought this through yet, any other thoughts?

Jeremy
Received on Monday, 2 September 2002 09:36:27 EDT

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