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Re: Quick reality check please

From: Hugh Glaser <hg@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 2 Apr 2011 18:54:04 +0000
To: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
CC: Mischa Tuffield <mmt04r@ecs.soton.ac.uk>, "<nathan@webr3.org>" <nathan@webr3.org>, Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>
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On 22 Mar 2011, at 12:37, Richard Cyganiak wrote:

> On 21 Mar 2011, at 13:05, Hugh Glaser wrote:
>> So I guess I need to do four patterns just to find all the exact "World Wide Web Consortium" English phrases (with and without @en and with and without datatype string).
>> Is that really right?
> 
> Three -- you can't have both a datatype and a language tag on a literal.
Well that's good to know.
Mind you, since it is not a syntactic constraint (I think), that doesn't mean we couldn't find it, I suppose.
> 
> This suggests two things:
> 
> 1. xsd:string in RDF must die. It's one of those completely and utterly useless pieces of rubbish that litter the RDF specs.
Perhaps you could tell us what you really think :-)
> 
> 2. If you publish in multiple languages, then perhaps it's a good idea to include a plain literal in a “default language” without a language tag, to make SPARQLing easy.
> 
> If publishers did that, we'd be back to one pattern.
> 
> Best,
> Richard
So I would guess from this that it could be that some documents could be adjusted to recommend this sort of thing.
Certainly for 2; is it the case for 1 that technically there should be a type?

You are a good editor - can we do a little something?
Best
Hugh
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