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Re: pfps-08 last call comment on typed literals

From: Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Date: Thu, 03 Apr 2003 19:26:10 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <20030403.192610.35922634.pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
To: phayes@ai.uwf.edu
Cc: jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com, w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org, bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com

From: pat hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Subject: Re: pfps-08 last call comment on typed literals
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2003 17:42:12 -0600

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> >I think that the best way to go would be to remove rdf:XMLLiteral
> >entirely.  It is a bastard amalgam of syntax and semantics that provides
> >far greater pain than benefit.
> 
> Yeh, well, the world isn't perfect. Whatareyagonnado?

Complain!  Maybe even object.

> >If, however, it is not possible to remove rdf:XMLLiteral, then why not
> >separate its syntactic and semantic components?  Simply make it be the case
> >that the processing of rdf:XMLLiteral in the RDF/XML does all the
> >non-standard stuff in the translation to triples (much like rdf:nodeid
> >does).
> 
> We have done except for the lang tag business.

So finish the job!  :-)

> >   So the translation of
> >	<subject>
> >	  <predicate parsetype="rdf:XMLLiteral">
> >	    [some text]
> >	  </predicate>
> >	</subject>
> >into a triple would be something like
> >	subject predicate "[some other text]"^^rdf:XMLDocument .
> >where [some other text] included all the junk involved with rdf:XMLLiteral,
> >including the language tag stuff.
> 
> Jeremy is the one to ask. Jeremy, can we do this?? Note that this 
> would then mean that we could GET RID OF LANG TAGS IN THE GRAPH 
> ALTOGETHER. Just thought I'd mention it in passing.
> 
> Pat
> 
> >  This would allow rdf:XMLDocument to be a
> >standard datatype.  You could even use rdf:XMLLiteral instead of
> >rdf:XMLDocument if you really needed to, but I wouldn't recommend it.
> >
> >>  Pat
> >
> >peter

peter
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