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Re: [RIF][Admin] Minutes Telecon 26 August 2008

From: Jos de Bruijn <debruijn@inf.unibz.it>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2008 15:25:49 +0200
Message-ID: <48B555DD.8020909@inf.unibz.it>
To: "Boley, Harold" <Harold.Boley@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca>
CC: public-rif-wg@w3.org
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> <DaveReynolds> Stella - the "mathematical english" is normative, the
> presentation syntax and it's EBNF is non-normative, the semantics
> actually refers to the mathematical English - at least that's how I
> understand it.

The mathematical English is the specification of the presentation
syntax. The BNF is only for illustrative purposes.

> <ChrisW> *ACTION:* adrian to create page that documents abridged syntax
> [recorded in http://www.w3.org/2008/08/26-rif-minutes.html#action02]

What is the "abridged syntax"?  Does it include abbreviation features
for IRIs, such as prefixes and relative IRIs? Does it include strings?
Does it include integers?
The last call working drafts of BLD and RDF+OWL both refer to DTB for
the specification of these "shortcuts".

I think we should be careful to move around this specification.

> Axel: Predicate that takes rdf:text and language range, matching eg all
> "en" tags.

Why would you want a predicate for that? You can extract the language
tag and check equality. See also [1]

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-rif-wg/2008Aug/0104.html

> Dave: Fine. Alg the same, just args different.
> ... Can lang tag be empty xs:string?

Shouldn't the language tag be a string specified by a specific RFC or
its successor?

> 
> Dave: Normally no need for testing non-emptiness.

You can test string-length=0

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