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RDF-ISSUE-93 (non-langString): Give a name to "literals that are not language-tagged strings"

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Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:23:36 +0000
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RDF-ISSUE-93 (non-langString): Give a name to "literals that are not language-tagged strings"

http://www.w3.org/2011/rdf-wg/track/issues/93

Raised by: Antoine Zimmermann
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Do we want/need a name for literals that are not language-tagged strings?
Language-tagged strings are sometimes treated differently that non-languaged-tagged strings, so that there will probably be cases where it is necessary to refer to "literals that are not language-tagged strings". The phrase is terrible and could be given a shorter name. If the RDF WG does not define a name for this, another WG may do it (cf. the notion of "simple literal" in SPARQL).

A proposal: "typed literals". This will avoid countless confusions of people who are learning RDF with older tutorials and publications. Plus, they *are* typed literals in the sense that they *do* have a formal datatype (as opposed to "No datatype is formally defined for [rdf:langString]").
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