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Re: why are properties decoupled from classes

From: Frank Manola <fmanola@acm.org>
Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2005 18:00:54 -0400
Message-ID: <435FFC96.1030202@acm.org>
To: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>
CC: Jos de Bruijn <jos.debruijn@deri.org>, semantic-web@w3.org

Danny Ayers wrote:
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> A little tangential question, do you think this suggests that the
> "OntoWorker" kind of approach makes more sense, disposing of
> scruffiness like literals and (XSD-styled) datatypes...or does the
> pragmatic value of those things clearly outweigh having a more easily
> manageable formal model?
> 

"OntoWorker"????  (point me to a description)

However, if you mean do I think we ought to replace all literals with 
URIs, then I don't (and I don't think using literals necessarily creates 
a less easily manageable formal model either).  I had some more to say 
on this general subject in a message responding to some comments about 
the RDF Primer:
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-rdf-comments/2004JanMar/0052.html
I still think the verdict is out on this stuff.

Cheers,

--Frank
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