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Re: Priorities for F2F (completion of ACTION: 2001-06-22#4)

From: Graham Klyne <Graham.Klyne@baltimore.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2001 15:16:06 +0100
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To: Aaron Swartz <me@aaronsw.com>
Cc: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
At 01:34 PM 7/13/01 -0500, Aaron Swartz wrote:
>On Friday, July 13, 2001, at 01:22  PM, pat hayes wrote:
>>However, maybe I was wrong, but I have been assuming that 'literal' 
>>referred not only to <data:..> but also to things like <string:..> and 
>><integer:....>, ie data types more generally (??). If so, I think it 
>>wouldnt be correct to say that all of these only denote themsleves, eg 
>>something labelling an integer wouldn't actually be an integer.
>Well, while the current M&S doesn't deal with data-typing (AFAIK), "data:" 
>URIs do provide that function. It uses a MIME type to define the type of 
>the data. For example:
>         <data:literal/integer:10>
>         <data:literal/string:foo>
>But what makes you think that literal refers to these concepts? I don't 
>see anything like that in the spec.

Another data: point... to get literal/integer recognized as a MIME type 
would require a new IETF standards-track RFC, something that I don't think 
would be easily achieved for that particular idea.  A MIME subtype 
registration might give you something like:


but I'm not sure if it's worth the effort.


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