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Re: What are literals?

From: pat hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2002 16:01:19 -0600
Message-Id: <p05111b4eba1c143c96cc@[]>
To: Frank Manola <fmanola@mitre.org>
Cc: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org

>Can someone remind me what we decided about whether literals were 
>resources or not?

Actually it kind of follows from the MT that simple literals must be 
resources, since
1. they denote themselves, and
2. anything that is denoted must be a resource.

Typed literals are another kettle of fish, of course.

>Specifically, I'm trying to revise a sentence in the Primer that says:
>"All classes are implicitly subclasses of class rdfs:Resource (since 
>the instances belonging to all classes are resources)"
>against which there is a question concerning rdfs:Literal.

There shouldnt be. Anything that can be in a class must be a resource.


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