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Re: Input sought on datatyping tradeoff

From: Graham Klyne <GK@ninebynine.org>
Date: Sat, 20 Jul 2002 12:39:09 +0100
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To: "Jonathan Borden" <jonathan@openhealth.org>
Cc: <www-rdf-comments@w3.org>

At 08:53 AM 7/12/02 -0400, Jonathan Borden wrote:
>The danger in interpreting this idiom in any way other than
>age = "10"
>is non-monotonicity. That is in the absence of _some other triples_ i.e. a
>schema, the object of the age predicate is the literal string "10".

[A late response to your comment;  I've not been following closely, of 
late, and am now catching up email on a long plane flight.]

A possible interpretation, which doesn't incur non-monotonicity, is that 
Jenny's age is some value that can be represented by the string 
"10".  Which doesn't really tell you anything about Jeny's age in the 
absence of datatype info (hence avoiding problems of non-mon).


Graham Klyne
Received on Sunday, 21 July 2002 06:05:45 UTC

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