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Re: Any use cases for untidy literals except long range datatyping?

From: Graham Klyne <Graham.Klyne@MIMEsweeper.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2002 14:20:57 +0100
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To: pat hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Cc: Sergey Melnik <melnik@db.stanford.edu>, w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org

At 09:00 PM 8/20/02 -0700, pat hayes wrote:
>>Are we closing off any important extensibility paths if we go for tidy 
>With regards to this last point, yes. DAML and OIL and probably OWL will 
>need the flexibility of allowing (semantically) untidy literals, and if we 
>forbid them then the DAML spec will need to be rewritten and OWL will 
>probably no longer base itself on RDF (or, an alternative scenario, the 
>Webont WG will split apart into two rival groups which will produce 
>incompatible standards. It is perilously close to this already.)

I didn't realize this.  I think it may be an important datum.


Graham Klyne
Received on Friday, 23 August 2002 09:57:51 UTC

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