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Re: pfps-06 hold off?

From: pat hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2003 15:52:14 -0700
Message-Id: <p06001a0fbb7588997688@[10.0.1.4]>
To: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Cc: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org

>
>Consider a meeting with the director requesting advancement to PR.
>
>Director:  Hmmm, quite a few of the implementations seem not to be 
>implementing this test case.
>
>WG:  That's because we defined the L2V mapping strictly according to 
>XSD datatypes and don't include white space processing.
>
>Director:  Well, if that is what the implementations are doing, why 
>don't you allow white space processing in the mapping.

Because our task is to write a standard which conforms to some other 
standards, in particular XSD (charter). If the world in general 
chooses to mis-use these standards, it isn't our job to track their 
mis-use. That's the Microsoft way; we are obliged (and IMO, morally 
obliged) to follow the Godzilla way. If we write a standard which 
assumes that people are mis-using the XSD spec, then it will be 
impossible for *anyone* to conform to RDF +XSD.

Pat

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