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Re: Subtler simplified datatypes.

From: Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 10:52:02 +0200
To: Pat Hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>, RDF Core <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <B89A81D2.F35D%patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
On 2002-02-21 3:28, "ext Pat Hayes" <phayes@ai.uwf.edu> wrote:

> Whoops, a nasty typo in the following:
>> Ok, guys. Another version now at
>>  http://www.coginst.uwf.edu/users/phayes/simpledatatype1.html
>> This changes the previous one as follows.
>> 1. S-B idiom now works with rdfs:drange; in fact, the S-A and S-B
>> idioms are synonymous and can be interchanged with each other.
>> In some ways, this makes it all even simpler. We can tell people:
>> Look, you can just use literals as objects and rdfs:dtype
> I meant rdfs:drange. The idea is that most 'in-line' users will only
> need to know about drange.

I probably should have posted my union-based proposal to the
list (I was trying to spare the general WG membership from the
gory details of yet another datatyping discussion ;-)

But if we take that even more constrained, simpler proposal
(I'll repost it) then we don't need any new vocabulary at
all, only rdfs:range, and things work as folks seem to have
been presuming, that the type of inline literals is specified
by rdfs:range, plain and simple.


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