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Re: ISSUE-93 (Language tags): RFC 3066 - Tags for the Identification of Languages

From: Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2008 05:17:29 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <20080116.051729.235051114.pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
To: public-owl-wg@w3.org

Hmm.  

There are two issues here.

1/ When the syntax document was changed to use Turtle quoting, the part
   about language tags dropped out, which explains why there is no use
   of the RDF.
2/ The current document points to a document that is controlled by a
   single person.  I expect that this is not appropriate for a W3C
   rec-track document.

So, I propose that this is an editorial issue and should be handled by

1/ Taking the relevant productions out of the Turtle document and
   producing a grammar that conforms more closely to the resolution of
   ISSUE-13, roughly as follows:

    constant ::= typedConstant | untypedConstant
    typedConstant ::=   string '^^' datatypeURI
    untypedConstant ::= string [ '@' languageTag ]
    languageTag ::= a language tag from RDF-4646
    string ::= '"' a Unicode string in normal form C with double
    	       	   quotes and backslashes replaced by the double
 		   quotes or backslashes preceeded by a backslash '"'

    Add wording to the effect that the quoting mechanism is a subset of
    the one used in n-triples
    http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-testcases/#ntriples

2/ Replace the reference to RFC3066 with one to RDF4646 and replace the
   one to Turtle with one to N-triples.


Peter F. Patel-Schneider
Bell Labs Research




From: OWL Working Group Issue Tracker <sysbot+tracker@w3.org>
Subject: ISSUE-93 (Language tags): RFC 3066 - Tags for the Identification of Languages
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2008 21:47:17 +0000 (GMT)

> 
> 
> ISSUE-93 (Language tags): RFC 3066 - Tags for the Identification of
> Languages
> 
> http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/tracker/issues/
> 
> Raised by: Ian Horrocks
> On product: 
> 
> Dear OWL WG,
> 
> In glancing at [1] in response to your recent transition request, I
> noticed that you have a reference to RFC 3066. This RFC was superseded
> by RFC 4646 (and should be referenced as BCP 47, to prevent it becoming
> stale in the future).
> 
> I also note that this reference isn't used anywhere in the document,
> which is a little surprising, since I would expect that some of the
> axioms to be language specific or allow for language specificity (in
> which case you'll need language tags).
> 
> Note: this is a personal comment and not (at least not yet) an official
> comment of the I18N Core WG.
> 
> Best Regards,
> 
> Addison
> 
> -- 
> Addison Phillips
> Globalization Architect -- Yahoo! Inc.
> Chair -- W3C Internationalization Core WG
> 
> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-owl11-syntax-20080108/
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