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Re: getting language tags out of the fundamental model (ISSUE-12)

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2011 00:27:12 -0500
Cc: Yves Raimond <Yves.Raimond@bbc.co.uk>, RDF Working Group WG <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <A924112D-5CC2-4676-8E31-F4BD8439745B@ihmc.us>
To: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>

On May 31, 2011, at 12:52 PM, Richard Cyganiak wrote:

> On 31 May 2011, at 18:20, Yves Raimond wrote:
>>> "chat" rdf:language "en" .
>>> "chat" rdf:language "fr" .
>>> 
>>> Yeah that would work really well.
>> 
>> Putting aside the fact it was intended as a goold old literal-as-subject joke, I don't see that as an issue. Why couldn't a string be associated with multiple languages?
> 
> :small_talk rdfs:label "chat" .
> "chat" rdf:language "en" .
> 
> :feline rdfs:label "chat" .
> "chat" rdf:language "fr" .
> 

Im not sure if you are still joking, but this does not work. Which "chat" is in which language? RDF knows nothing about the order in which you write your triples. These four triples form a graph with just five nodes, and "chat" is connected to all of the other four.

Pat


> Best,
> Richard
> 

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