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Re: Typed literals: current status

From: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2002 16:31:16 +0100
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To: fmanola@mitre.org, Dave Beckett <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>
Cc: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hpl.hp.com>, w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org

At 11:09 21/10/2002 -0400, Frank Manola wrote:


>To start with (b), we'd discussed abbreviating writing out full Ntriples
>in examples, and I thought we'd decided that instead of writing out full
>URIrefs in angle brackets, we'd write QNames without angle brackets, as
>ex:index.html dc:creator exstaff:85740 .
>ex:index.html exterms:creation-date "August 16, 1999" .

Yes we have.  Note however, that this is a notational convenience in our 
documents and not part of n-triples.


>1.  have we decided on the syntax for typed literals in Ntriples?  If
>so, what is it?

Dave is working on it as we speak.

>2.  given the decided syntax for typed literals in Ntriples, do you have
>any suggestions for an abbreviated
>     syntax (analogous the one described above) that uses Qnames?

I agree we need this.  I hope Dave will bear this in mind as he designs the 
updates to the n-triples syntax.

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