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Re: RDF literals and datatypes

From: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2002 12:35:54 +0100
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To: Graham Klyne <GK@NineByNine.org>, RDF core WG <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>

At 11:57 25/10/2002 +0100, Graham Klyne wrote:


>2. Jeremy's proposal has been criticized as changing the XML schema 
>datatyping model.

I believe it is being criticised for being different to the XML schema 
datatyping model.  We have not power to change the xsd model.

>   I don't think such criticism is well-founded.

I am not sure I'd use the word 'criticised'.  An observation is being made 
about a feature of the proposal.

XSD maps strings to values.  The current proposal in the concepts doc 
permits the mapping of pairs (string, lang) to values:

[[The value associated with the literal is found by applying the datatype 
mapping associated with the datatype URI to the lexical form. The lexical 
form is considered either as the pair (string and language identifier) or 
just as the string component, as appropriate for the datatype.]]


section 4.2.2

That looks different to me.

Let me put it as a test case.


   <a> <b> "foo"@"lang1"^^dtype .
   <a> <b> "foo"@"lang2"^^dtype .

for all dtype except the two built in ones for M&S style literals?

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