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Re: Quick reality check please

From: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2011 13:21:22 +0100
Cc: Mischa Tuffield <mmt04r@ecs.soton.ac.uk>, "<nathan@webr3.org>" <nathan@webr3.org>, Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>
Message-Id: <3E9471F5-3230-4D2F-963D-A98B1FC872FC@cyganiak.de>
To: Hugh Glaser <hg@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
(catching up)

On 2 Apr 2011, at 19:54, Hugh Glaser wrote:
>> 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.
> 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?

The first issue is on the agenda of the new RDF WG:

With the second issue it's not so clear what to do about it. It's a question of good practice, and I'm not aware of any document where that recommendation could be easily added.

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