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Re: simple entailments for numerals

From: Frank Manola <fmanola@mitre.org>
Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2002 08:10:14 -0400
Message-ID: <3DB691A6.2090505@mitre.org>
To: Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
CC: ext Jos De_Roo <jos.deroo.jd@belgium.agfa.com>, w3c-rdfcore-wg <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>

Patrick Stickler wrote:

> Fair enough, but as RDF is supposed to support arbitrary
> datatypes I would expect that machinery proposed for processing
> RDF would by default respect that fact, and as such, my comments
> are valid.
> If folks wish to have proprietary machinery that only works with 
> XML Schema datatypes, that's fine, but let's be very clear then when
> proposals are constrained in such a fashion, otherwise we spend
> too much time re-re-re-clarifying issues such as the above.
> This was why I requested some clarification in the specs when
> 'datatype' is used, since it is clear that some folks mean
> rdfs:Datatype and others mean XML Schema datatype and depending
> on which is meant, it can greatly affect the significance of
> what folks are saying.

More precisely, when "datatype" is used, some folks mean something that 
*RDFS* will interpret as an rdfs:Datatype (RDF doesn't know about 
rdfs:Datatype, any more than it knows about rdfs:Class when you use 
rdf:type).  Right?


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