Re: ISSUE-12: xs:string VS plain literals: proposed resolution

On Fri, 2011-05-06 at 09:33 +0100, Andy Seaborne wrote:
> I wonder if most people would be happen if we emphasised that it's
> the 
> value that matters.  xsd:string and simple literal have the same
> value, 
> as do 00123 and +123.

I guess it depends what you mean by 'emphasise'...

I was shocked to discover SPARQL cared about the difference, and thought
it was a grave mistake at the time (but I didn't notice until it was too
late).  I had assumed everyone already knew you should just care about
the value, and that every API should convert for you, hiding the
difference.  But I was wrong, and I don't really know how to get people
to use the "Semantic Web" technologies at a "semantic" level.

    -- Sandro


Received on Friday, 6 May 2011 11:44:14 UTC