TDB canonicalizes certain XSD datatypes. The value of literals of
these datatypes is stored, not the original lexical form. For
"+001"^^xsd:integer are all the same value and are stored as the
same RDF literal. In addition,
for integers are also understood by TDB. For example,
"1"^^xsd:byte are the same value.
When RDF terms for these values are returned, the lexical form will be the canonical representation.
Only certain ranges of values are directly encoded as values. If a literal is outside the canonicalization range, its lexical representation is stored. TDB transparently switches between value and non-value based literals in graph matching and filter expressions; non-canonicalized and canonicalized values will be compared as needed.
(Future versions of TDB may increase the ranges canonicalized.)
The datatypes canonicalized by TDB are: