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Re: do bad datatype literals denote [was Re: Datatype test cases ...]

From: Jan Grant <Jan.Grant@bristol.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2002 17:27:56 +0000 (GMT)
To: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
cc: pat hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>, w3c-rdfcore-wg <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.44.0211201723140.12073-100000@mail.ilrt.bris.ac.uk>

On Wed, 20 Nov 2002, Brian McBride wrote:

> At 10:42 20/11/2002 -0600, pat hayes wrote:
> [...]
> >Oh, I thought that lang tags simply couldn't be attached to datatyped
> >literals other than rdf:XMLLiterals, so this would be a syntax error.
> >That's what the graph syntax rules seem to say. Is that wrong??
> Well, I don't think its what they do say.  I think its what they should
> say, but that is not what the WG agreed.
> [...]
> >It works but for a different reason. Perhaps I should spell this out more
> >in the semantics doc.
> >
> >Making the denotation be something arbitrary in this case (ie not a
> >literal value, but otherwise it could be anything) means that the ONLY
> >entailment you can get is what you would get from basic graph
> >interpretations, which is replacing the bad literal by a new bnode:
> Hmmm, are you saying that it does not entail the emtpy graph.  I think I
> wasn't clear; I'm trying to clarify precisely the test case proposed by
> jan, non-well-formed-literal-2, in
>    http://www.w3.org/2000/10/rdf-tests/rdfcore/datatypes/Manifest.rdf
>   The test case is (something like)
>    <a> <b> "Arggggggg"^^xsd:integer .
> does not entail the empty graph.
> I think the MT says it does, but I'm appealing to you for confirmation.

It turns out that it does, because "Arggggg"^^xsd:integer is given a
denotation (even if it's a "spurious" one), and I don't think the woolly
text in the TC WD is sufficient.

Righto. It looks like the state of play is that the test cases for
"duff" datatyped literals need a rethink, and I think I'm happier with
why and how, now. Since Pat's given us a concrete "this is all you get"
for the DT[xsd:integer]-closure from a duff datatyped literal, that's
enough to rebuild those test cases. I'll sleep on it and come back

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