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Re: Semantics issues

From: Graham Klyne <GK-lists@ninebynine.org>
Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2003 11:35:52 +0000
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To: pat hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Cc: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org

At 12:07 PM 1/21/03 -0700, pat hayes wrote:
>(The reason for this is the decision, taken rather late in the day, to 
>treat XML literals as a built-in datatype rather than a syntactically 
>distinct form of literal. Unfortunately this screws up the expository 
>structure of the document somewhat.)

Hmmm... this makes me think this decision should have been made at editors' 
discretion, rather than as a group decision, since it is ultimately an 
expository matter, not one that (should) affect the meaning of any 
RDF.  (Though I realize this decision involved coordination between two 

Which, looking forward, leads me to suggest that if Pat/Jeremy can agree on 
an alternative treatment that gives clearer exposition of the intended 
meaning, they should be allowed discretion to do so.


Graham Klyne
Received on Monday, 27 January 2003 09:28:03 UTC

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