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Re: Denotation of datatype values

From: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Mon, 08 Apr 2002 12:58:37 +0100
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To: Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>, RDF Core <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
At 12:38 08/04/2002 +0300, Patrick Stickler wrote:

>Jeremy's recent posts regarding entailments between the idioms
>suggests that there is an important question that seems to need
>answering, namely, do we wish/expect/need that a given datatype
>value (member of a datatype value space) always and only be
>denoted by a single node in the graph? (as opposed to it being
>denoted by a combination of nodes or statements such as the
>inline idiom with an rdfd:range assertion).

That question doesn't seem to me to accurately capture the concern.  The 
answer is obviously no, since several bnodes in a graph may denote the same 
value, but that does not get at the essence of Jeremy's issue.

Doesn't Jeremy's entailment capture the issue well enough?

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