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Re: Type of (the denotation of) a plain literal

From: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2003 16:10:28 +0000
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To: Graham Klyne <GK@NineByNine.org>, RDF core WG <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>

At 18:41 15/01/2003 +0000, Graham Klyne wrote:

>I'm trying to answer a question that's come up in the CC/PP working group.
>Can a plain literal be regarded as an instance of xsd:string?
>I think it's fairly clear that a plain literal with a language tag is not 
>an xsd:string,


My recollection is that the WG discussed this at a telecon and agreed to 
arrange things to that it would be possible that a plain literal without a 
lang tag could denote a member of the value space of xsd:string, i.e. we 
agreed that a plain literal with a lang tag did not denote a pair with a 
null lang tag, but just denoted a string.

If this needs clarifying, I suggest we do so in last call, and as Patrick 
says, as part of clarifying the class hierarchy of xsd datatypes.

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