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Re: RDF/A and xml:lang on XMLLiterals

From: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2004 11:48:40 +0100
Message-ID: <417F7D08.1040001@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
To: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@x-port.net>, "'public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf'" <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>

Mark Birbeck wrote:
> Jeremy,
> I have to say that I disagree with this.
> Firstly, I think it's incorrect to insert <span> elements since:
>  (i)  That isn't what the author asked for.
>  (ii) It implies knowledge of the language hosting RDF/A (your
>       approach would fail if RDF/A were used in SVG or VoiceXML).
> Secondly, what you describe is only a problem with XML literals. We already
> have a mechanism for addressing examples 'b', 'c', and 'd', and for 'f' you
> could just place @xml:lang on the inner span. 

One choice is whether this is part of the translation from XHTML to RDF 
or as to be done by the document author.

But I suspect we will need telecon time on this.

Received on Wednesday, 27 October 2004 10:49:17 UTC

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