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Re: Proposal for resolving ISSUE-64

From: Jeremy Carroll <jeremy@topquadrant.com>
Date: Tue, 31 May 2011 08:04:51 -0700
Message-ID: <4DE50393.1020505@topquadrant.com>
To: public-rdf-wg@w3.org
On 5/30/2011 4:29 PM, Richard Cyganiak wrote:
> Ok, I think the sanest course of action is to set the bar high, require the tag to be valid, and note that previous versions didn't do so.
>
> PROPOSAL: Resolve ISSUE-64 by replacing the current text:
>
> [[
> Plain literals have a lexical form and optionally a language tag as defined by [RFC3066], normalized to lowercase.
> ]]
>
> with:
>
> [[
> Plain literals have a lexical form and optionally a language tag as defined by [RFC5646]. The language tag, if present, MUST be well-formed according to section 2.2.9 of [RFC5646], and MUST be normalized to lowercase.
>
> NOTE: Earlier versions of RDF permitted tags that adhered to the generic tag/subtag syntax of language tags, but were not well-formed according to [RFC5646]. Such language tags do not conform to RDF 1.1.
> ]]
>

Note that "valid" and "well-formed" are different concepts in RFC 5646, 
valid means well-formed, and the various subtags used are actually 
present in various registries.

Jeremy
Received on Tuesday, 31 May 2011 15:05:10 GMT

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