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Re: Reversing the debate.

From: Steve Harris <steve.harris@garlik.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2011 00:23:15 +0100
Cc: public-rdf-wg@w3.org
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To: Andy Seaborne <andy.seaborne@epimorphics.com>
On 26 Sep 2011, at 22:39, Andy Seaborne wrote:
> 
> On 26/09/11 18:34, Pat Hayes wrote:
>> Perhaps the best way to resolve this interminable debate would be to
>> start from the other end. Rather than implementors pointing out the
>> horribleness of various proposals, could we have a list of what
>> implementors would consider to be the least objectionable behavior? I
>> myself have no idea why "xxx@lll" is so very much worse than "xxx"
>> paired with the datatype langbase:tag, but I am quite willing to be
>> told that there is a consensus among implementors that this is so (or
>> whatever in fact is the consensus) and then I am sure I can design an
>> RDF modification which will realize that desired behavior and have a
>> reasonably coherent semantics.
> 
> I believe it is "users" not "implementers" who should be the best guide and note that it's both code and data that might change but not at the same time.

+1

> "user" here is one or both of:
> 
> 1/ data publishers
> 2/ application writers
> 
> Consider:
> 
> <foo> skos:prefLabel "bar"@en .
> or
> <foo> rdfs:label "bar"@en .
> 
> Current systems would output "bar" when looking for the English label.

Right, I don't care about the difference between the lexical value, the L2V mapping, or whatever other degrees of freedom there are as long as the end result is rational, and not so different from what we have now that it confuses or annoys people.

It would be nice if DATATYPE("foo"@en) returned something helpful, but it appears to be difficult.

- Steve

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