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Re: RDF/XML Syntax Question: Label on an RDF Object being a literal

From: Manos Batsis <manos_lists@geekologue.com>
Date: Tue, 02 Mar 2010 13:04:48 +0200
Message-ID: <4B8CF0D0.6090702@geekologue.com>
To: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>
CC: Damian Steer <pldms@mac.com>, David Booth <david@dbooth.org>, Svante Schubert <Svante.Schubert@sun.com>, Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
Manos Batsis wrote:
> Danny Ayers wrote:
>> But Damian, what do you think about literals as resources?
>>  From my limited perspective, it seems like all the places in the 
>> triple should have equal weighting - but I could be very wrong about 
>> that.
>> On a perfect world, everything would have a URI (/IRI) but these lumps 
>> of text - what do you reckon?
> Bingo. So if one wants to emulate the flexibility of XTM, all that is 
> required to do it in RDF is to promote literals to subjects using URIs. 
> For example "foobar" can be http://my-literal-to-subject.com/foobar

PS: One may want to use the XSD datatype URIs as a base instead of the 
one i made up above?


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