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Re: heading toward datatyping telecon

From: <Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2001 10:30:57 +0200
Message-ID: <2BF0AD29BC31FE46B7887732114404316216AD@trebe003.NOE.Nokia.com>
To: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org

> Still somehow that does not sit right with my intuitions.  In rdf schema I
> to  say that the value of a property is an integer; after parsing I don't
> care whether is was represented in decimal, binary or hieroglyphics.  rdf
> is about describing the data model, not the syntactic representation.

Exactly. It is up to the lexical representation itself to provide
information such as the base used in the representation. Such
distinctions which are only relevant to representation should not
be tied to the identity of the data type itself. "Hexidecimal encoded
integer" is not a data type.

Please see my recent posting providing examples of this using Scheme



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