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change to name of two non-terminals in Manchester syntax

From: Peter Frederick Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Oct 2009 12:15:25 -0400
Message-ID: <20091024.121525.189896999.pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
To: <public-owl-wg@w3.org>
CC: Matthew Horridge <matthew.horridge@cs.man.ac.uk>
The Manchester syntax was using infelicitous names for two of its

The non-terminal for things like "x" was abbreviatedXSDStringLiteral and
for things like "x"@en-US was abbreviatedRDFTextLiteral.  These names
were coined before the compromise on rdf:plainLiteral and were not fixed
up afterward.  The corresponding non-terminals in the functional syntax
are stringLiteralNoLanguage and stringLiteralWithLanguage.

I just changed the Manchester syntax WG note to match the functional
syntax in this area.  This does not change the Manchester syntax
language at all.

There are no occurences of abbreviatedRDFTextLiteral or
abbreviatedXSDStringLiteral in any of the other documents (checked using
search on the Wiki).
The time frame for comments is very tight on this (not that I expect any


PS: I will generate a change log in the WG note, but that is strictly
Received on Saturday, 24 October 2009 16:16:28 UTC

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