Re: ISSUE-126 (Revisit Datatypes): A proposal for resolution

On 1 Jul 2008, at 18:59, Boris Motik wrote:

> Hello,
> XML Schema has already departed from the IEEE recommendation  
> because they donít have +0 and -0. These constants are used to  
> express problems arising while evaluating numeric operations; for  
> example, dividing 1 with 0 returns NaN.
> How many OWL 2 ontologies containing NaN (that are not a test case)  
> are there? Similarly, why would anyone want to say ďthe weight of  
> individual i1 is +infĒ? I havenít seen a single such ontology.  
> Hence, Iíd just ditch these constants and simplify our task. Iím  
> willing to personally pay 1000 bucks to anyone who runs into  
> practical problems because of that.

How about in a real currency, like pounds? :)


Received on Tuesday, 1 July 2008 18:03:28 UTC