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Re: pfps-08 last call comment on typed literals

From: Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Date: Fri, 02 May 2003 23:22:55 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <20030502.232255.65678061.pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
To: phayes@ai.uwf.edu
Cc: www-rdf-comments@w3.org

From: pat hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Subject: Re: pfps-08 last call comment on typed literals
Date: Fri, 2 May 2003 18:32:19 -0500

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> >Note that even this would not eliminate all the concerns I have with
> >rdf:XMLLiteral.
> 
> Suppose (just suppose, mark you) that lang tags were eliminated 
> altogether from the graph syntax, even from XML literals, and 
> rdf:XMLLiteral were a built-in datatype with a lexical-to-value map 
> which simply applies an XML canonicalization to the literal string.
> 
> Might that overcome your concerns, if it were done in a suitable way?
> 
> Pat

This would be much better.

However, the lexical-to-value map for rdf:XMLLiteral is rather bogus right
now.  Why should there be the extra ``junk'' added, for example?  It seems
to me that it would be better to have the denotation of 
	"<xxx></xxx>"^^rdf:XMLLiteral
*be*
	"<xxx></xxx>"
and not
	"<rdf-wrapper ....><xxx></xxx></rdf-wrapper>"

peter
Received on Friday, 2 May 2003 23:23:15 GMT

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