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Re: Review of Datatyping content in Primer

From: Brian McBride <bwm@HPLB.HPL.HP.COM>
Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2002 19:36:35 +0000
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To: fmanola@mitre.org, Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
Cc: w3c-rdfcore-wg <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>

At 13:43 04/11/2002 -0500, Frank Manola wrote:


>I take your point, and I can certainly move the condition up to the
>preceding set of bullets (which are not explicitly designated as
>"required", although that could be changed).  However, to what extent do
>you think RDF can actually impose and test these requirements?  In other
>words, it seems to me that someone can create a typed literal and cite a
>URI for the datatype, with no guarantee that the datatype actually meets
>these conditions.  How does RDF validate the requirement you are talking
>about?  We might say that if the datatype *doesn't* satisfy these
>conditions, things are going to get screwed up, but that's not the same

It is not a member of the class rdfs:Datatype if it does not meet the 
required conditions.  We can't say that in RDF, but I'm not sure that matters.

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