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Re: RDF Datatyping MT *does* define Datatyped Literal Pairings

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 19:24:47 -0500
Message-Id: <p05101538b8e5133bef35@[]>
To: Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
Cc: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org

A snippet which gets to the root:

>>  To conclude that Jenny's ex:age is ten would be a mistake, an invalid
>>  inference. We should make this painfully clear to users, so they do
>>  not get their RDF in a muddle.
>I didn't say Jenny's ex:age was ten. I said Jennys age was ten.

Fine. But what Jenny's (real) age is, is NOTHING TO DO WITH US. We 
are giving a spec for the RDF. The RDF uses the uriref <ex:age>, so 
the meaning of that is what we are concerned with. And in the 
example, the meaning of that is that IEXT(I(<ex:age>)) contains 
<I(Jenny), "10">, not <I(Jenny), 10>. So that is what we should say 
about it, clearly and unambiguously; so that if someone wants the 
relational extension to contain something else, they can know to 
write their RDF differently.


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