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Re: Datatyping, rdf?:Datatype unnecessary

From: Graham Klyne <Graham.Klyne@MIMEsweeper.com>
Date: Thu, 05 Sep 2002 14:00:35 +0100
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To: Jan Grant <Jan.Grant@bristol.ac.uk>
Cc: RDFCore Working Group <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>

 From your last message, it seems my understanding of syntactic datatyping 
is similar to yours.

In that framework, I'm not convinced that *either* of the following 
relations are needed.  I.e. I'm not convinced we need to say anything about 
the rdf:type or rdf:Class of xsd:integer at this time, since it appears 
(needs to appear) only as part of a purely syntactic construct.

Of course, if we're targeting more than purely syntactic datatyping, 
there's another story...


At 10:41 AM 9/1/02 +0100, Jan Grant wrote:

>Incidentally, we don't need
>         xsd:[Ii]nteger <rdf:type> <rdf:Datatype> .
>since this also seems to be perfectly reasonable:
>         xsd:integer <rdfs:subClassOf> <rdf:Literal> .
>jan grant, ILRT, University of Bristol. http://www.ilrt.bris.ac.uk/
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Graham Klyne
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