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Re: Schema.org in RDF ...

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2011 16:37:55 -0700
Cc: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>, Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>, Michael Hausenblas <michael.hausenblas@deri.org>
Message-Id: <E95AF11C-9271-4CBF-9586-9E961E86513F@ihmc.us>
To: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>

On Jun 11, 2011, at 10:55 AM, Alan Ruttenberg wrote:

> On Sat, Jun 11, 2011 at 12:55 PM, Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de> wrote:
>> That's a good point. The problem is that xsd:string is too narrow and rdfs:Literal is too broad. RDF 1.1 is likely to define a class of all string literals (tagged and untagged), we'll use that when its name has been settled, and perhaps just leave the inaccurate xsd:string in place for now.
> 
> There already exists such a type that is a W3C recommendation. It is
> called rdf:PlainLiteral - see http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-plain-literal/
> 
> I'm not sure why RDF 1.1 working group is not aware of that.

It is. But rdf:PlainLiteral requires the literal to be re-written in an odd and unintuitive fashion. The WG is working out a slight variation on this which will get past that awkwardness. Just be patient...

Pat



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> -Alan
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