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Re: ISSUE: Datatypes

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: 16 May 2002 17:02:12 -0500
To: "Peter F. "Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Cc: www-webont-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <1021586532.2292.98.camel@dirk>
On Thu, 2002-05-16 at 13:29, Peter F. Patel-Schneider wrote:
> TITLE:       Datatypes
> DESCRIPTION: It appears that the RDF Core WG will not produce a solution to
> 	     the datatypes issue, as witness the lack thereof in the
> 	     current working drafts and the imminent end of the WG.

I don't dispute there's an issue here, but the RDF Core WG
still plans to produce a treatment of datatypes, as far as I know.

Re "imminent end of the WG", they've requested an extension thru
something like September 2002.

I'm not sure how long WebOnt should hold its breath, but I still
expect RDF Core to provide a dataypes solution. I think.

> 	     Therefore the WebOnt WG will have to either use the DAML+OIL
> 	     solution (which has flaws) or develop its own.
> 	     One possible resolution would be to extend the DAML+OIL
> 	     solution by allowing xsi:type attributes to provide local
> 	     typing information.
> RAISED BY:   Peter F. Patel-Schneider
> ATTACHMENT:  RDF Core Primer WD - http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-syntax-grammar/
> 	     RDF Core WG schedule - http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/RDFCore/#L473
Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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