Re: DAML and Dublin Core: incompatibility?

From: Ian Horrocks (
Date: 03/03/01

On March 2, Dan Connolly writes:
> Dan Brickley wrote:
> > This is a followup to some hallway and lunchtable conversations about
> > DAML datatyping and the work of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative.
> >
> > My understanding of the forthcoming revision of DAML+OIL+DT(*) is that
> > we say all properties are either of the kind that point to resources, or
> > of the kind that point to concrete datatypes, strings structured as per
> > XML Schema part 2.
> I don't think that's quite right; I'm not confident I know where
> the latest draft is, but my understanding is: DAML+OIL+DT doesn't
> say that all properties are either black or white; it just doesn't
> tell you the semantics of the grey ones.

This is exactly the case: DAML+OIL+DT defines two subclasses of
Property, AbstractProperty and DatatypeProperty.


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