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RE: Disimproved definition of literals in Concepts; close ISSUE-94?

From: Markus Lanthaler <markus.lanthaler@gmx.net>
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2012 18:29:17 +0100
To: "'Richard Cyganiak'" <richard@cyganiak.de>, "'Andy Seaborne'" <andy.seaborne@epimorphics.com>
Cc: <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <00b601cdc28d$945fdc60$bd1f9520$@lanthaler@gmx.net>
On Wednesday, November 14, 2012 4:34 PM, Andy Seaborne
> 
> [ rdf:value "....."^^rdf:HTML ;
>    ex:language   "en"
> ]
> 
> c.f. units.

Yeah, that's the way to work around it. It would be nice if rdf:language
would exist for that (I know there exists dc:language and many more). 



On Wednesday, November 14, 2012 6:17 PM, Richard Cyganiak wrote:
>
> > There are certainly a lot of other data types that could profit from
> > language tags, just think of Markdown, Textile, all the Wiki
> syntaxes, etc.
> > yet there's no way language-tag them. That's exactly what triggered
> my
> > question.
> 
> Well, back in 2004, W3C still believed that in the future everything
> would be XML and therefore would already support language annotation.
> 
> And today there's no way of retrofitting language tags onto typed
> literals without breaking all existing parsers and stores, therefore
> it's more than unlikely to happen.

OK.. fair enough.


Thanks a lot,
Markus



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