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Re: model theory for RDF/S

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2001 17:53:40 -0500
Message-ID: <3BB3ADF4.DD3D7F42@w3.org>
To: "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
CC: www-rdf-logic@w3.org
"Peter F. Patel-Schneider" wrote:
> 
> I am concerned that this model theory locks RDF into a particular
> way of interpreting literals, namely that the interpretation of a literal
> can be completely determined from its label, using a fixed mapping to
> literal values.

I believe this is by design. It's an important requirement on
RDF syntax that it be "context free"... i.e. that this
level of meaning is syntactically evident.

Hmm... I thought this requirement was pretty well documented,
but I don't see it in
  http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/REC-rdf-syntax-19990222/


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Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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