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Re: a cunning plan (was: Re: On Consensus)

From: Jan Grant <Jan.Grant@bristol.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 10:44:19 +0100 (BST)
To: Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
cc: Frank Manola <fmanola@mitre.org>, bwm <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, ext pat hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>, w3c-rdfcore-wg <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.44.0209271043130.2740-100000@mail.ilrt.bris.ac.uk>

On Fri, 27 Sep 2002, Patrick Stickler wrote:

> > This also lets a Dan C. protect his turf if he wants to stop people
> > drawing the wrong conclusions about his literals, because he could say
> Anyone who wants to play on their own turf and work in a closed
> system are free to use whatever MT they like, but RDF is for
> global *interchange* of knowledge between widely disparate
> systems, and as such should embody as completely and explicitly
> as possible the intended meaning of the asserted statements.

That is true, and the way to do that seems to use datatyped literals, to
deprecate "bare" literals and to get Winston to tippex out their

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