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Re: Proposed NTriples changes for literal notation

From: Jos De_Roo <jos.deroo.jd@belgium.agfa.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002 22:33:07 +0100
To: timbl@w3.org
Cc: ""Jan Grant" <Jan.Grant" <Jan.Grant@bristol.ac.uk>, ""www-rdf-comments" <www-rdf-comments" <www-rdf-comments@w3.org>, ""w3c-rdfcore-wg" <w3c-rdfcore-wg" <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OFD9DF559A.E7FDD50E-ONC1256B7C.007479D1@agfa.be>

> > On Wed, 13 Mar 2002, Tim Berners-Lee wrote:
> >
> > > There are many many langauge which use character
> > > strings as primitives, and no others I know that use (lang, string)
> pairs.
> > >  So convergence with other langues, and APIs for RDF in those
langauges,
> and
> > > so on,
> > > are made much more cumbersome
> > > for RDF by the existence of these literals.
> >
> > By extension, since many languages have other primitive types
> > (particularly numeric ones), should we be doing something about the
> > cumbersome "everything's a string" attitude?
>
> I have to admit it would make sense to me.

there is still 'immediate addressing' per rfc2397
although I think that <data:;nl-be,mooi> is not allowed :-(

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Jos De Roo
Received on Thursday, 14 March 2002 16:33:45 GMT

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