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Re: details of rdf:datatype?

From: Graham Klyne <Graham.Klyne@MIMEsweeper.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2002 11:54:54 +0100
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To: "Patrick Stickler" <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
Cc: "Dan Connolly" <connolly@w3.org>, <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>

At 09:55 AM 10/15/02 +0300, Patrick Stickler wrote:
> > My take is that only the first case is RDF-entailed:  if the datatype and
> > text are the same for two literals then they must denote the same value.
>But they are not the same datatype. They are different URIs, and RDF
>cannot know that there is any intersection of the value spaces of
>xsd:integer and xsd:decimal. Thus the first case is not RDF-entailed.

Oops, I missed that.  Yes, if the datatype URIs are different then IMHO RDF 
(alone) cannot infer an equivalence.


Graham Klyne
Received on Tuesday, 15 October 2002 09:21:59 UTC

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