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Re: xml:lang [was Re: Outstanding Issues ]

From: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2002 17:45:24 +0000
Message-Id: <5.1.0.14.0.20020211173820.00a70090@0-mail-1.hpl.hp.com>
To: Dave Beckett <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>, Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
Cc: RDF Core <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>

> >>>Patrick Stickler said:

[...]

> > That said, the M&S view that the language is "part of" the
> > literal is not quite right, and probably should be adjusted
> > (or removed), in that, as with datatyping, language is a
> > property of the occurrence (context) of the literal
> > and not the literal itself.

M&S defines language to be part of the literal.  Its simple: a literal is a 
pair ("string", "lang").

My question was: does anyone have a compelling reason to change this.  Do 
you have one Patrick?

>  And especially since literals are
> > now tidy,

The pair above is just as tidy as "string".

Brian
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