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Re: (offlist) Re: Datatyping Summary

From: Graham Klyne <Graham.Klyne@MIMEsweeper.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2002 09:48:26 +0000
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To: Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
Cc: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, <www-archive@w3.org>
At 09:12 AM 1/30/02 +0200, Patrick Stickler wrote:
> > I find this completely non sequitur.
> >
> > If any show stopper can be removed by introduction of a different show
> > stopper, that doesn't mean there are no show stoppers.
>I'm not sure I follow you there. Both Dan and Sergey in their "can't
>live with S" postings focused primarily on the fact that because TDL
>presumed untidy literal nodes, it was fundamentally broken. I.e.

OK, let's back up.  The original show stopper in this case was, in my view, 
the lack of self-entailment of a document, which was in turn a consequence 
of the treatment of untidy literal nodes.

Jeremy offered a proposal that overcame the self-entailment problem, but 
which required a fundamental change to the handling of RDF (relative to at 
least DanC's and my understanding).

The non sequitur here is:

   Proposal A is broken for reason of problem B.

   Proposal C fixes problem B

   =>  Proposal A+C is not broken.

Roughly, you have to consider the wider picture,  you can't just pick off 
problems in isolation.


Graham Klyne                    MIMEsweeper Group
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