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Re: questions about rdfs:Datatype [Was: RE: Seeking normative definition of datatyping]

From: Frank Manola <fmanola@mitre.org>
Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2002 18:28:57 -0500
Message-ID: <3DEBECB9.2030502@mitre.org>
To: Art.Barstow@nokia.com
CC: bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com, www-rdf-comments@w3.org

Art.Barstow@nokia.com wrote:

>>From: ext Brian McBride [mailto:bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com]
>>Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 12:51 PM
>>>Which WD (and section) contains the normative definition of the
>>>semantics and syntax of RDF's new/proposed datatyping mechanism?
>>This is not concentrated in a single WD, but is described in 
>>a number of documents.  
> Yuck!  I wonder if that's what TBL meant when he told the AC the RDF
> Core WG was clarifying M&S :-).

Well, if you print all the WDs out one after the other, and bind all the 
pieces of paper together, they become one document.  I assume this makes 
the whole thing magically clearer, independently of what the actual 
contents look like.  (There *are* references between the documents too 
--  hypertext, you know).

>>For an overview I suggest the primer.  The syntax is described 
>>in the syntax doc, the concept of datatyping in the concepts doc, the 
>>schema implications in the schema doc and formal semantics in 
>>the semantics doc.

However, the Primer doesn't contain *normative* definitions of anything.


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