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rdfms-xmllang: a proposal

From: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2001 17:37:05 +0100
Message-ID: <3B5C52B1.EF6C25F7@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
To: rdf core <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
The story so far:

We have established that M&S clearly states that it consider langauge to be
'part of' a literal.

We identified 3 use cases requiring language support:


Of these Martyn's did not consider representation of language in a literal
to be important.  The other two found the M&S specification of language as
part of a literal to be useful and adequate for their needs.

I propose therefore that:

  o a literal be regarded as a pair (s,l) where s is a string of ISO10646
    characters and l is either null or a language identifier as 
    defined in RFC 1766 or its successors.

  o that an item be included in the errata for M&S:


    which should make it clear that a literal is not just a simple string,
    but a compound structure including an optional representation of a
    language encoding.

    It should be noted that other parts of the text of the specification
    may need similar clarification.

  o that n-triple be modified to represent the language encoding of a

  o that we delay determining the wording of the errata and the change to
    n-triple until issue


    is resolved as the outcome of that issue may further refine the
    definition of a literal.

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