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Re: RDF-ISSUE-5 (Graph Literals): Should we define Graph Literal datatypes? [RDF Graphs]

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2011 09:23:36 +0100
Cc: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>, RDF Working Group WG <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <78A80207-444E-453A-B1B8-E6352852BA75@w3.org>
To: Steve Harris <steve.harris@garlik.com>

On Mar 6, 2011, at 24:03 , Steve Harris wrote:

> On 2011-03-05, at 14:49, Richard Cyganiak wrote:
> 
>> On 4 Mar 2011, at 21:59, RDF Working Group Issue Tracker wrote:
>>> RDF-ISSUE-5 (Graph Literals): Should we define Graph Literal datatypes? [RDF Graphs]
>> 
>> Anyone could trivially define such datatypes. And once that is done, tool vendors could easily add support for them.
>> 
>> Given the relative ease of doing this, if there was actual user demand for such datatypes, then surely someone would have already defined them, and they would have seen some adoption.
>> 
>> It is my strong belief that standardization efforts should focus on codifying existing practice and not invent new speculative things.
> 
> Absolutely.
> 
> rdf:XMLLiteral is kind of in this space, and no one really uses that, let alone an RDF version.

Interestingly, AFAIK Drupal 7 uses XML Literals and that means, potentially, millions of Web pages with RDFa encoding thereof... Much that I do not like them...

Ivan


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