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Re: Denotation of datatype values

From: Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 09:30:41 +0300
To: ext Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, ext Graham Klyne <Graham.Klyne@mimesweeper.com>
CC: RDF Core <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <B8D9B6C1.12D04%patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
On 2002-04-09 17:51, "ext Brian McBride" <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com> wrote:

> At 16:26 09/04/2002 +0300, Patrick Stickler wrote:
> [...]
>>> Given:
>>> (a) The above graph is valid,
>>> (b) Nothing in the above graph denotes the value 25, and
>>> (c) Our shared understanding of xsd:integer lets us know that Janes ex:age
>>> property is related to the value 25
>>> ... then I'd say the answer to your question is no.
>> Thanks for your clarification Graham.
>> Anyone else have a different take on this? Does this represent
>> the general consensus of the WG? Does anyone else care ;-)
> I don't understand why you are asking this question.  According to the
> current datatypes proposal the answer is clearly no.
> The process we have agreed is that we are only going to change that
> proposal in the light of agreed problems.
> I don't understand how this question relates to that process.

Jeremy seems to be expressing concern that there is a problem
that is reflected by this question, and I was simply trying
to clarify if such a problem exists, because if such a problem
does in fact exist, it could have significant ramifications.
Better to know now than later.

I agree that the current proposal provides a 'no' answer to
the question. If, however, the answer is 'yes' then the
proposal is then clearly in conflict with a 'yes' answer.

But it seems that no'one (myself included) feels that the
answer is 'yes' (apart from perhaps Jeremy, though he has
not responded to this question directly) so I'll drop it.

I guess I wanted to clarify whether I was going to have to
re-write major portions of the WD before I finish them. Thus,
I have been practically motivated with regards to this

Nevermind...  returning to my editing...


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