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Re: using rdf:Alt for multilingual data

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2003 12:12:59 -0500
To: "Miles, AJ (Alistair) " <A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk>
Cc: "Matthews, BM (Brian) " <B.M.Matthews@rl.ac.uk>, "'public-esw-thes@w3.org'" <public-esw-thes@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20031029171259.GE26263@w3.org>

* Miles, AJ (Alistair)  <A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk> [2003-10-29 17:09-0000]
> 
> How to get around the multilingual problem while still allowing concepts to
> have only one prefLabel property -
> 
> <soks:Concept>   
>  	<soks:prefLabel>
> 	      <rdf:Alt>
> 			<rdf:li xml:lang="en">bangers and mash</rdf:li>
> 			<rdf:li xml:lang="fr">saucisson et pomme de terre
> anglais</rdf:li>
>       	</rdf:Alt>
>     	</soks:prefLabel>
> 	<rdfs:isDefinedBy
> rdf:resource="http://www.bigal.com/alsfoodthesaurus"/>
> <soks:Concept>

I'd recommend simply repeating the property.

rdf:Alt is horrible. The RDF specs aren't rude enough about it. There is 
no consistent notion of 'alternate' behind it.

Dan
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