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Datatyping and idioms

From: Graham Klyne <Graham.Klyne@MIMEsweeper.com>
Date: Thu, 07 Feb 2002 17:21:38 +0000
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To: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Cc: RDF core WG <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
I'm a little concerned that the specific idioms may have taken on the 
status of proposals.

In my mind, the idioms were ways of _testing_ the various datatyping 
proposals, with some claim that they (or something like them) were actually 
being used.

Ultimately, the proposals are along the lines of "a literal denotes ..." or 
"a statement or collection of statements using literals means ...", 
expressed in terms of a formal semantics.  The available idioms flow from 
that.   (And in the process of assembling the proposals we may or may not 
find the role of properties like rdf:value -- I think that's secondary to 
this particular debate.)


At 01:45 PM 2/7/02 +0000, Brian McBride wrote:
>At 09:36 05/02/2002 -0800, Ronald Daniel wrote:
>> > I'm quite confident PRISM (and dublin core and most other apps)
>> > will do just fine only using S-B.
>Hmmm, does that mean that our user community is saying:
>   o S-B on its own is sufficient
>   o keep it simple, only give us one way to do things

Graham Klyne                    MIMEsweeper Group
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