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Re: draft partitioning of the issues

From: Graham Klyne <Graham.Klyne@Baltimore.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2001 13:41:47 +0100
Message-Id: <5.0.2.1.2.20010628132359.00a02560@joy.songbird.com>
To: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Cc: rdf core <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
At 02:45 PM 6/27/01 +0100, Brian McBride wrote:
>I'm not sure that data uri's are in fact isomorphic with literals as
>defined in m&s.  Consider:
>
><rdf:Description>
>   <foo:bar xml:lang="en">weekend</foo:bar>
>   <foo:bar xml:lang="fr">weekend</foo:bar>
></rdf:Description>
>
>With literals this would be:
>
>   _:a <foo:bar> "weekend"-"en" .   (I've invented this syntax for lang attrs)
>   _:a <foo:bar> "weekend"-"fr" .
>
>with data uri's it would be:
>
>   _:a <foo:bar> <data:text/plain;weekend> .
>   <data:text/plain;weekend> <xml:lang> <data:text/plain;en> .
>   <data:text/plain;weekend> <xml:lang> <data:text/plain;fr> .


I don't understand where that comes from.  I would expect something like:

   _:a foo:bar data:text/plain;charset=utf-8,weekend

The text/plain can be omitted.

The ;charset parameter can be omitted if US-ASCII is used.

I can't see any way to encode language information in a data: URL [1].

#g

[1] ftp://ftp.isi.edu/in-notes/rfc2397.txt


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