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Re: details of rdf:datatype?

From: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2002 17:16:06 +0100
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To: "Patrick Stickler" <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>, "ext Jos De_Roo" <jos.deroo.jd@belgium.agfa.com>
Cc: "Dan Connolly" <connolly@w3.org>, <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>, "Graham Klyne" <Graham.Klyne@MIMEsweeper.com>

At 11:20 16/10/2002 +0300, Patrick Stickler wrote:


>Firstly, one cannot presume that all datatypes define a canonical
>representation for all values and thus that it is possible to obtain
>such a canonical representation, so basing anything on canonical
>representations is simply not feasible. Please stop referring to
>canonical lexical forms. They don't exist in RDF datatyping.

Puzzled frown.  Have I lost the plot here?  It looks to me as though Jos is 
describing an implementation strategy for value based entailments.  As far 
as I'm concerned, that is a relevant contribution.

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