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Re: RDF 2 Wishlist

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Date: Mon, 2 Nov 2009 10:44:28 -0600
Cc: Jie Bao <baojie@gmail.com>, Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>, semantic-web@w3.org
Message-Id: <5505C844-414E-4895-BACD-30A3C370BAD6@ihmc.us>
To: Damian Steer <pldms@mac.com>

On Nov 2, 2009, at 9:53 AM, Damian Steer wrote:

> Jie Bao wrote:
>> On Sun, Nov 1, 2009 at 12:51 PM, Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org> wrote:
>>> So, what should W3C standardize next in the area of RDF, if  
>>> anything?
>>
>> replace (with backward compatibility assurance) the use of plain
>> literals with rdf:PlainLiteral [1] - this datatype is defined in the
>> RDF namespace anyway.
>
> Yuck! I thought the idea was to improve RDF?
>

That was my first reaction, but on reflection this really is a good  
idea. ALL literals should have a datatype. Having plain literals in  
RDF is a very clear example of premature optimization. So +1 to Jie.

Pat

> ;-)
>
> Damian
>
>
>

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