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RDF-ISSUE-165 (datatype map): LC Comment: datatype map [RDF Semantics]

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Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2013 08:26:46 +0000
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RDF-ISSUE-165 (datatype map): LC Comment: datatype map [RDF Semantics]


Raised by: Guus Schreiber
On product: RDF Semantics

Comment by Michael Schneider

* ยง7: The notion of a "datatype map" has been effectively
   replaced by a new notion of "recognized IRIs". No further
   explanation is being given for this change. I have to note
   that the notion of datatype maps has been used and is
   deeply integrated in several of the other core Semantic Web
   specifications: SPARQL 1.1 (in the SPARQL Entailment
   Regimes spec), OWL 2 (specifically in the RDF-Based Semantics),
   and RIF (in the RDF-and-OWL Compatibility spec), and it is
   probably generally in quite wide use, for example in many
   scientific papers and books. I believe the notion of a
   datatype map as very basic and relevant for the stack of
   semantics specifications that are based on the RDF Semantics
   spec. In addition, I have never encountered any bigger problem
   with this notion, even though I have been highly involved with
   it during the years, in particular in my work as the editor
   of the OWL 2 RDF-Based Semantics. So under these circumstances,
   I consider this change harmful for the foundation of the Semantic
   Web, and with the lack of any rational the change even appears
   to me to be an arbitrary choice. In my opinion, it goes too far
   for a "1.1-style revision" of the RDF specification. In summary,
   I cannot accept this change and ask the WG to bring back
   the old notion of a datatype map.
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