Re: How to close issue 5.8 datatypes

On Tue, 2002-12-17 at 10:11, Jim Hendler wrote:

> 4/ Cardinality restrictions in the exchange syntax for OWL will use typed
>     literals, as in
>               _:x rdf:type owl:Restriction .
>               _:x owl:onProperty ex:foo .
>               _:x owl:cardinality "5"^^xsd:decimal .

I have been uneasy about this for some time.
I don't think I can accept it.

I don't think rdf:datatype is a good idea at all.
It's not baked. Witness the recent interactions
with parseType="Collection".
I don't think we should use it.

I think OWL should use numerals, not numbers,
for cardinality constraints etc. That't the way
my code has been doing it for a year or so now,
and it works fine. Yes, "010" and "10" are
different numerals. So don't write "010".

Dan Connolly, W3C

Received on Thursday, 19 December 2002 10:44:41 UTC