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Re: password datatype in RDF

From: Jeremy Carroll <jeremy@topquadrant.com>
Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2010 02:10:57 -0800
Message-ID: <4B6BEEB1.8060308@topquadrant.com>
To: Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
Thanks Reto and Sandro, these were very helpful answers.

Reto Bachmann-Gmuer wrote:
> I think there are many cases where the typical representation of the
> information contained in a graph does not implies displaying literal
> values without applying a function dependent on there location in the
> graph.
Sandro Hawke wrote:
> I don't think the notion of datatype is right to use this way.  A
> datatype is (roughly) a mapping from a lexical space to a value space,
> and in the case you're talking about, the mapping for passwords would be
> the same as xs:string, so I think it should be the same datatype.

> I think the lightest-weight approach here is to annotate the password
> property.    Rather than:
>     eg:password rdfs:range eg:password
> say
>     eg:password eg:displayType eg:blanked
> or something like that.   

As an aside on the datatype not defining the mapping ... RDF datatypes 
definitely do ... (even if we reused the XML Schema ones that seemed a 
bit funky in that regard).

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