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Re: Need someone to answer new comment

From: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.umd.edu>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2003 16:05:00 -0400
Message-Id: <p05200f5dbb3a0de0ce2e@[10.0.0.229]>
To: Ian Horrocks <horrocks@cs.man.ac.uk>
Cc: webont <www-webont-wg@w3.org>
At 8:55 PM +0100 7/15/03, Ian Horrocks wrote:
>On July 15, Jim Hendler writes:
>>
>>  in [1], Gary Ng asks some questions -- we need someone to answer
>>  (remember, this is on our public-webont-comments list, so we need to
>>  answer via LC process).  It doesn't directly address a document,
>>  although it does mention Ref - but it also asks some stuff that was
>>  in Jeremy's issues -- Jeremy, do you want to take a stab?  Anyone
>>  else?
>

he actually raised two issues - one which you answered (on datatypes) 
and one which you didn't (on rdf:resource and on bnodes) -- this was 
for the latter - it's in 
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webont-comments/2003Jul/0014.html
and since it includes bnodes, I though Jeremy would be a good person to answer


>I didn't realise that we were still in LC mode so I already answered
>it directly. Hopefully I didn't say anything too controversial. In
>case you missed it, my answer was:
>
>>  Unknown or unrecognised datatypes are treated as being the lexical
>>  form (a string) of some unknown datatype. It is obviously the case
>>  that, whatever the datatype, identical lexical forms map to the same
>>  element of the value space, and can thus be considered equal. For
>>  non-identical lexical forms, however, it *cannot* be assumed that they
>>  do not map to the same element of the value space and are thus
>>  unequal.
>>
>>  E.g., the lexical forms "1.0" and "01.00" would map to the same value
>>  (and thus be considered equal) in some datatypes (e.g., decimal), but
>>  not in others (e.g., string).
>
>Gary already asked a follow up question. This doesn't really seem to
>be a LC comment so much as a request for help from an
>implementor. Should I suggest that we move the discussion elsewhere
>(where?)  and then answer his follow-up?


yes - if you could get him to agree to move that one to rdf-logic it 
would be good.

>
>Regards, Ian
>
>>    thanks
>>    JH
>>
>>
>>
>>  --
>>  Professor James Hendler				  hendler@cs.umd.edu
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>>  Univ of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742	  *** 240-277-3388 (Cell)
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Professor James Hendler				  hendler@cs.umd.edu
Director, Semantic Web and Agent Technologies	  301-405-2696
Maryland Information and Network Dynamics Lab.	  301-405-6707 (Fax)
Univ of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742	  *** 240-277-3388 (Cell)
http://www.cs.umd.edu/users/hendler      *** NOTE CHANGED CELL NUMBER ***
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