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

On May 6, 2011, at 7:44, Sandro Hawke <> wrote:

> 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.

+1. Of course, it would help if we standardized it that way :)


>    -- Sandro

Received on Friday, 6 May 2011 12:17:40 UTC