Re: datatypes and MT

At 03:06 AM 11/5/01 -0600, Dan Connolly wrote:
> >  Are there
> > advantages to that which you have written over:
> >
> >         <rdf:Description rdf:about="#me">
> >           <shoeSize dt:decimal="10"/>
> >          </rdf:Description>
>er... is that RDF/xml syntax? can propElts take propAttrs?
>indeed... from the RDF validator, I see it works like...
>   _:x <> "10".
>   <#me> <http://example/vocab#shoeSize> _:x.
>Yes, that's quite nice: regard dt:decimal as a relationship
>between its value space and its lexical space. I like it.

Nifty, maybe.  But I fear that growing dependency on these subtleties of 
RDF/XML syntax may raise the barrier to entry to using RDF.  You, one of 
the more experienced users of RDF, weren't sure about the validity of the 
syntax used.

I think we need to nail down the handling of simpler cases before getting 
too involved in arcane syntax options.  By simpler cases, I mean how are we 
to interpret simple RDF like this:

   <rdf:Description rdf:about="#me">


   <rdfs:Property rdf:about="">
     <rdfs:range rdf:resource="xsd:integer" />


Graham Klyne                    MIMEsweeper Group
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