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Re: getting to Last Call on rdf:text

From: Jos de Bruijn <debruijn@inf.unibz.it>
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 15:58:16 +0100
Message-ID: <49CB9808.1040901@inf.unibz.it>
To: "Phillips, Addison" <addison@amazon.com>
CC: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>, Jie Bao <baojie@gmail.com>, Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>, "public-rdf-text@w3.org" <public-rdf-text@w3.org>, "team-rif-chairs@w3.org" <team-rif-chairs@w3.org>, "team-owl-chairs@w3.org" <team-owl-chairs@w3.org>

Phillips, Addison wrote:
>>> Hi Jie,
>>> The issue wasn't so much the note, but the actual definition of
>> the functions
>>> fn:text-length
>>> fn:matches-language-range
>> I agree that these two particular functions should be dropped, but
>> for a
>> different reason: they are redundant.  Their functionality can be
>> achieved by extracting the relevant components from the rdf:text
>> literal
>> and then doing string comparison.
> I think it would be quite problematic to drop fn:matches-language-range. There is no other mechanism for correctly comparing language tags and ranges. It is not a simple string comparison.

You are right.  fn:matches-language-range is indeed not redundant

Best, Jos

> I agree that 'text-length' may be redundant.
>>> These are functions that it appears the rdf:text spec defines,
>> but
>>> they are defined in the namespace that XQuery controls. So my
> The I18N working group intends to bring this issue to XQuery. However, if necessary, rdf:text should define the function, possibly in a different namespace from fn:.
> Addison
> Addison Phillips
> Globalization Architect -- Lab126
> Chair -- W3C Internationalization WG
> Internationalization is not a feature.
> It is an architecture.

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