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bad language tags

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Date: Mon, 6 May 2013 12:47:49 -0500
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To: "public-rdf-wg@w3.org WG" <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
(I think we may have decided this already, but can't find the decision.) 

If some RDF has a language-tagged literal with a bad language tag (not conforming to section 2.2.9 of BPC 47), is that 

1. an RDF syntax error
2. syntactically legal but inconsistent (because the literal has no legal value) 
3. legal and consistent (because even a bad language tag is still an RDF language tag) ? 

Pat

PS.  If we have to decide this, I vote for 3 as being less work to implement, and on the grounds that RDF's job isn't to check on bad data. 

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