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

From: Jeremy Carroll <jeremy@topquadrant.com>
Date: Tue, 31 May 2011 09:23:04 -0700
Message-ID: <4DE515E8.1000203@topquadrant.com>
To: David Wood <david@3roundstones.com>
CC: public-rdf-wg@w3.org
On 5/31/2011 8:54 AM, David Wood wrote:
> On May 31, 2011, at 10:56, Jeremy Carroll wrote:
>
>> On 5/31/2011 7:17 AM, Sandro Hawke wrote:
>>> In other words, we could say "foo"@bar is syntactic sugar for something
>>> like [ a rdf:LinguisticExpression; rdf:language "bar"; rdf:value "foo"].
>>> I know that doesn't address everything, but it has pretty much the same
>>> problems everything else does being modeled in RDF.  :-)
>> That was a design considered and rejected by the previous group. Personally I prefer it; but I don't think we should reopen that can of worms.
>
> At the risk of being difficult, why not?

We have a standard - we have interoperability - it might not be perfect 
- it never is (at least in somebody's book); for me the lang tag stuff 
is not perfect - but the amount of benefit from a major reworking is not 
worth the interoperability cost

Jeremy
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