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Re: rdfs:StringLiteral

From: pat hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 17:37:28 -0600
Message-Id: <p05111b16b9e379e8a35a@[]>
To: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hpl.hp.com>
Cc: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org

>>  undatatyped literals were indeed un-datatyped
>fine. I'll roll back,

You are such a REASONABLE bloke, Jeremy :-)

>>  rdfs:XMLLiteral is a masterpiece
>and Pat skilfully chooses an option that wasn't really meant to be on the
>table - I am afraid that will be the most work for me, but it shouldn't be
>too bad - but your flattery compensates for the additional work!
>Thinking about it, it probably will read OK, possibly better, than either of
>the alternatives I had given.
>I'll be down to one built-in datatype, which is clearly then a special case.
>It (alone) needs a lang tag in its interpretation, so that too is a special
>and unique case that then is non-genralizable (which will please brian).
>Having two sorts of literal typed and untyped is manageable (more manageable
>than three). And getting the XML stuff out of the abstract syntax into the
>datatyping will hopefully please Tim and Massimo.

And, by the way, it also fits very nicely into the Lbase proposal, 
which also includes XML structures as a special case (because there 
was no other way to get them into it.)


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