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Typed literals gone from RDF Concepts; hello language-tagged strings

From: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2011 20:14:47 +0000
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To: RDF Working Group WG <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
I implemented the ISSUE-71 resolution.

Before the change (but post ISSUE-12), literals were either “typed literals” or “language-tagged literals”.

Now they are all simply “literals”. Those with the datatype IRI rdf:langString are special and have a language tag besides the lexical form and datatype IRI.

The text that makes it happen is in these sections:

http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/rdf/raw-file/default/rdf-concepts/index.html#section-Graph-Literal
http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/rdf/raw-file/default/rdf-concepts/index.html#section-Literal-Value
http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/rdf/raw-file/default/rdf-concepts/index.html#section-Literals

A full diff is here (the diff tool is a bit crappy, if anyone knows a good one please share):
http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/rdf/raw-file/default/diffs/rdf-concepts-langstring.html

As per Jeremy's amendment to the ISSUE-71 resolution, I assigned an ACTION to the RDF Semantics editor:

[[
Modify RDF Semantics appropriately to hard-code the class extension of rdf:langString to the set of all pairs of strings and language tags.
]]
http://www.w3.org/2011/rdf-wg/track/actions/120

This completes ACTION-97.

Best,
Richard
Received on Wednesday, 9 November 2011 20:15:19 GMT

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