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Re: xmlsch-04 values without lexical forms

From: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2003 14:11:47 +0100
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To: "Jeremy Carroll" <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>

My reading of schema datatypes is that with a union type:

   o a lexical form can be ambiguous - i.e. might map to different values 
depending on which component type is used to do the mapping

   o the component types of a union are ordered by the order they are 
declared when defining the union

   o by default the ambiguity is resolved by applying the first type whose 
lex space includes the literal

   o the default can be overridden by using an xsi:type attribute

In RDF we always use the default disambiguation rule.  If you want to 
override, use a more specific datatype in the rdf:datatype attribute.

I guess I'm missing something.


At 14:17 28/04/2003 +0200, Jeremy Carroll wrote:

>I am increasingly worried by
>(it does not seem to have made it into www-rdf-comments yet)
Received on Monday, 28 April 2003 09:10:57 UTC

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