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Re: The case for untidy literal semantics

From: Jan Grant <Jan.Grant@bristol.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 12:11:48 +0100 (BST)
To: Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
cc: RDF Core <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>, ext Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.44.0209251208400.4018-100000@mail.ilrt.bris.ac.uk>

On Wed, 25 Sep 2002, Patrick Stickler wrote:

>    ... just fixing ...

[rest cut]

"Just" fixing isn't an appropriate phrase, when applied to existing
data, existing software (rdf apis), existing software (applications
written to those apis) or anything else, in this matter. Attaching
deprecatory adjectives like "legacy" doesn't lessen the impact of
changes, anywhere, which are _all_ nontrivial. If they weren't, there'd
be a lot less angst over decisions like this.

jan grant, ILRT, University of Bristol. http://www.ilrt.bris.ac.uk/
Tel +44(0)117 9287088 Fax +44 (0)117 9287112 http://ioctl.org/jan/
Boycott Arabic numerals! What have they ever done for us?
Received on Wednesday, 25 September 2002 07:14:08 UTC

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