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Re: datatypes discussion on other lists

From: Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2002 12:16:38 +0300
To: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, RDF Core <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <B9547926.18335%patrick.stickler@nokia.com>

> I have some sympathy with Peter's position, and I am sorry that Brian did not
> give us a chance to comment on his text before sending it.

Well, I'm sure it's been very challenging for Brian to get anything
written down that this cantakerous group would fully agree on ;-)

Still, I think we can simply take whatever feedback we get, avoid any
lengthy discussion beyond helping folks choose between A and D, and
make our own determination within the WG.

So to that end, the inquiry should produce valuable feedback (and also
will alert us to key issues that must be addressed better in the WD).



On 2002-07-12 11:54, "ext Jeremy Carroll" <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com> wrote:

> In particular I think the fact that:
> Test A*:
>  <Jenny> <ageInYears> "10" .
>  <John>  <ageInYears> "10" .
>  <ageInYears> rdfs:range xsd:decimal .
> holds in all cases is relevant and was omitted.
> Jeremy
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: w3c-rdfcore-wg-request@w3.org
>> [mailto:w3c-rdfcore-wg-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Brian McBride
>> Sent: 11 July 2002 20:04
>> To: RDF Core
>> Subject: datatypes discussion on other lists
>> I have sent, at last, the datatypes message to rdf interest and rdf logic
>> and await the explosion.
>> I have modified it from the draft approved by the WG in the light of recent
>> discussion.  I trust the WG will approve of the modification.
>> At the f2f and elsewhere, concern has been raised the we might simply
>> repeat the discussion, in all its confusion and volume, that we have had in
>> RDFCore, in a wider forum.  It would be a disaster if that were to happen.
>> I am not sure what other WG's have done in the past, and would welcome
>> guidance from those who have been here before.
>> However, I strongly suggest that members of the WG refrain from any form of
>> advocacy for their preferred position on the other lists.  We are seeking
>> input from the community on this issue, not a debate.
>> I recognise that what is advocacy and what is helpful explanation is a
>> difficult line to draw.  I am loathe to suggest gagging people, but I also
>> suggest that folks leave it to me to answer for the WG on any questions or
>> issues that arise on the other lists.  If anyone is dissatisfied with
>> anything I say, then raise that with me first and we will correct it.
>> Brian

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