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Re: Input sought on datatyping tradeoff

From: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Jul 2002 10:52:36 +0100
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To: "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org

At 09:23 12/07/2002 -0400, Peter F. Patel-Schneider wrote:



>Well, for example, how would this all impact a query system for RDF?  How
>would it impact an extension to RDF, like OWL, that has a stronger notion
>of equality than RDF does?

I'm hoping we might get some help understanding those implications as a 
result of this request for input.  How do you think OWL might be affected?


>I will do,


>  but the basic idea is quite simple, requiring that all literals
>in RDF graphs be types,

you mean "typed" - yes?

>  not just strings. If this is done, then there are
>no semantic issues with respect to datatypes, only syntax issues.

I hope the WG will take note of this point.

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