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Re: Outstanding Issues - rdfms-xmllang

From: Mark Davis <mark@macchiato.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2002 09:33:12 -0800
Message-ID: <004101c1be22$801acc90$8900a8c0@c1340594a>
To: "John Cowan" <jcowan@reutershealth.com>, <Misha.Wolf@reuters.com>
Cc: "Jeremy Carroll" <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, <w3c-i18n-ig@w3.org>, <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
That sounds reasonable to me.

Mark
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From: "John Cowan" <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
To: <Misha.Wolf@reuters.com>
Cc: "Jeremy Carroll" <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>; <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>;
<w3c-i18n-ig@w3.org>; <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
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Subject: Re: Outstanding Issues - rdfms-xmllang


> Misha.Wolf@reuters.com wrote:
>
>
> > -  I don't think the proposal:
> [snipped]
> >    is right, as a string without a language tag would not match
one
> >    with.  A consequence would be that people would be discouraged
from
> >    language tagging their strings, in case other people haven't
tagged
> >    *their* strings.
>
>
> I agree.
>
>
> > -  The above seems to suggest that degrees of fuzziness are
required, at
> >    user option, as with regular search engines.
>
>
> I don't think that's necessary.  How about the following rules:
>
> Literals are equal iff:
>
> 1) the strings are equal, and
> 2a) at least one string does not have a tag, or
> 2b) one tag is a prefix of the other within the meaning of RFC 3066
>      (i.e. "fr"/French is not a prefix of "fry"/Frisian but is a
prefix
>      of "FR-CA"/Canadian French).
>
> This treats a missing tag as synonymous with the RFC 3066 language
range
> "*", which matches any tag.
>
> --
> John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
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>
>
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