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Re: [SKOS] notations, label and their range (was Re: some thoughts about the OWL WG comments)

From: Norman Gray <norman@astro.gla.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2008 11:43:36 +0100
To: Sean Bechhofer <sean.bechhofer@manchester.ac.uk>
Message-Id: <5232B381-D3E3-4ED9-A0A4-A7D13094A8C4@astro.gla.ac.uk>
Cc: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>, Alistair Miles <alistair.miles@zoo.ox.ac.uk>, Guus Schreiber <schreiber@cs.vu.nl>, SWD WG <public-swd-wg@w3.org>

Sean, hello.

On 2008 Oct 17, at 09:58, Sean Bechhofer wrote:

> Norman seems happy with the notion of adding the datatype to the  
> notation, although with the caveat that he didn't want to make  
> things any more complicated that providing a datatype URI. Our  
> proposal is now to revert to the original wording (e.g.  
> skos:notation is used with typed literals), and possibly include a  
> reference to [1] in the text.

That sounds good for me.  As long as I can say

<#notation> dc:description "blah, blah".

then I think both I and our readers would be happy.

> Alistair and I have talked briefly about this. As Guus says, the OWL  
> spec [1] requires that applications treat unrecognised datatypes the  
> same as unsupported datatypes, which essentially means treating  
> lexically identical items as equivalent. My guess is that this will  
> actually be appropriate behaviour for the majority of notations.

It would certainly be appropriate for us.

Best wishes,


Norman Gray  :  http://nxg.me.uk
Dept Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester
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