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Re: rdfs:Literal question

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2001 15:38:22 -0500
Message-Id: <p0510100db7cc0f09870e@[]>
To: Aaron Swartz <aswartz@upclink.com>
Cc: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
>On Monday, September 17, 2001, at 03:23  PM, Pat Hayes wrote:
>>But that's syntactically illegal. In fact it is impossible to say 
>>that literal has any properties in RDF, so why do we have a class 
>>in RDFS of things that we aren't allowed to say are in a class?
>Not sure if this sheds light, but danbri is fond of quoting this 
>from the schema spec:
>Although the RDF data model does not allow for explicit properties 
>(such as an rdf:type property) to be ascribed to Literals (atomic 
>values), we nevertheless consider these entities to be members of 
>classes (e.g., the string "John Smith" is considered to be a member 
>of the class rdfs:Literal.)
>Note: We expect future work in RDF and XML data-typing to provide 
>clarifications in this area.
>I think this is a bit of a kludge.

  Not just a bit, but a kludge, whole and entire. Thanks for pointing 
it out, though.


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