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Re: after-hours conversation (#literal-as-resources #literal-is-xml-structure #xmllang #graph #identity-anon-resources #literal-subjects)

From: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2001 09:57:20 +0100
Message-ID: <3BCD47F0.598B9328@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
To: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org

> Ron - thanks for providing these notes.
> I like the general approach that is outlined and would favor
> representing a Literal as a bNode.

> I hate to say it, but I'd take the opposite view: this seems clunky and
> ugly.

Isn't the thing about RDF 2.0 that it is for later.

I see our job as:
- clarifying what is already out there
- not closing doors for RDF 2.0

So we have two different opinions about what RDF 2.0 might be like, this
helps in that we use this to inform us as what NOT to do, rather than
what to do.

We shouldn't solve any problems in ways that prevents RDF 2.0 from
+ imposing another level of indirection as the general literal
+ moving to rich typed literals as the general literal representation

My view is that M&S is clear that Literals are just strings (with that
lang thing!) and that we can get a long way, (far enough), with sticking
to that.

I also think that RDF 2.0 does need to say something more.

Our charter says ...
> RDF Schema must be expressed in terms of the RDF model, and 
> must use W3C RDF syntax. RDF Schema must use and build upon 
> XML Schema datatypes to the fullest extent that is practical 
> and appropriate. Specifically, the RDF Core Working Group is 
> not chartered to develop a separate data typing language that 
> duplicates facilities provided by XML Schema data types.

A major reworking of types into the Graph and Syntax is in my view out
of charter. I think we either can rubber stamp DAML use of XML schema
datatypes or finish off RDF 1.0 as untyped and ask for a new charter to
do types in RDF 2.0.
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