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Re: datatypes and MT

From: Graham Klyne <Graham.Klyne@MIMEsweeper.com>
Date: Wed, 07 Nov 2001 17:55:19 +0000
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To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Cc: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
At 08:59 AM 11/7/01 -0600, Dan Connolly wrote:
> > In which case, I think you're flying in the face of existing RDF
> > practice.
>Well, yes, I'm aware that folks say things like
>         the string "Dan Connolly" wrote a mail message
>and I hope we can show/convince folks that this is
>not a good idea.

I think it's fine to educate people that it's not a good idea, but with the 
current understanding and use of RDF I think we should allow it to be 
legitimate RDF which *can* be interpreted as the designers intended.

I think it's a fair trade-off that a fully-generic RDF processor 
(reasoner?) cannot access the intended meaning without supplying some 
additional information, which may be awkward to do.

So the statememt:

    <http://www.ninebynine.org/> dc:creator "Graham Klyne" .

should be allowed to be consistent with:

    <http://www.ninebynine.org/> dc:creator
        [ a foaf:Person ; foaf:name "Graham Klyne" ] .

even if it doesn't, of itself, convey the same information.


Graham Klyne                    MIMEsweeper Group
Strategic Research              <http://www.mimesweeper.com>
Received on Wednesday, 7 November 2001 16:12:09 UTC

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