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Re: RDF datatyping

From: Jan Grant <Jan.Grant@bristol.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2002 12:23:12 +0000 (GMT)
To: Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
cc: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, Graham Klyne <GK@NineByNine.org>, Sergey Melnik <melnik@db.stanford.edu>, RDF Core <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.31.0201111221430.20828-100000@mail.ilrt.bris.ac.uk>
On Fri, 11 Jan 2002, Patrick Stickler wrote:

> >> There can be no native data types in RDF, only a consistent means
> >> for declaring the data type of a lexical form.
> >
> > Actually, the first half of this doesn't have to be true.
> I don't see how it can't be true, if we are to maintain a generic,
> portable, implementation-independent means of knowledge interchange.

This is an aside, but it can't be true if somebody (RDF core,
ferinstance), were to say "these data types (as exemplified by xml
schema or some other place) are built in to RDF". I'm not claiming any
merit to such a statement.

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