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Re: Proposal for ISSUE-12, string literals

From: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 12:51:15 +0100
Cc: Steve Harris <steve.harris@garlik.com>, RDF Working Group WG <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <72A4F3F3-637A-4614-8FB3-1C562071A0A5@cyganiak.de>
To: Pierre-Antoine Champin <pierre-antoine.champin@liris.cnrs.fr>
On 18 May 2011, at 10:07, Pierre-Antoine Champin wrote:
>> It's not quite that simple. @en matches @en-GB, but they're not equal c.f.
>> http://www.w3.org/International/articles/language-tags/#matching
>> and http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-sparql-query/#func-langMatches
> 
> Do they *match* in the sense of the model theory? In other words, does
> 
>  :a :b "chat"@en-GB .
> 
> entail
> 
>  :a :b "chat"@en .
> 
> in any entailment regime defined by the RDF semantics ??

No.

"chat", "chat"@en and "chat"@en-GB are completely different and unrelated things from the point of view of the Semantics document.

So if "chat", "chat"^^rdflang:en and "chat"^^rdflang:en-GB are also completely different and unrelated things, then we're no worse off than before.

Best,
Richard
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