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danc-02: goofy literals - proposal to close

From: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hpl.hp.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2003 20:04:36 +0300
To: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <200304112004.36005.jjc@hpl.hp.com>

PROPOSE: Reject this issue - the text is self-consistent.

History (rewritten):
Dan [1] says:
specification of literals is goofy... "A literal in an RDF graph
  contains three components called: ...
  The datatype URI being an RDF URI reference. ...
  A plain literal is one in which the datatype URI is absent."
Hello? you just told me every literal has one.

Specify that the datatype URI and language identifier
are optional.

I replied [2]:
I wanted to check that you had 
seen the line in that subsection:
The lexical form is present in all RDF literals; the language identifier and 
the datatype URI may be absent from an RDF literal.

Dan replied [3]:
Ah, no, in fact, I didn't see that.

I suppose that's sufficient, but...

However, I had discussed other options, which was with hindsight a mistake.

Since Dan sees the current text as sufficient I see no reason to change it.


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