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Re: Proposed NTriples changes for literal notation

From: Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002 21:03:33 +0200
To: Seth Russell <seth@robustai.net>, ext Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>, RDF Comments <www-rdf-comments@w3.org>
CC: RDF Core <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <B8B6C0A5.10C07%patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
On 2002-03-14 19:55, "ext Seth Russell" <seth@robustai.net> wrote:

> From: "Patrick Stickler" <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
> 
>>> I hope that RDF will move toward unicode strings as primitives, and
>>> langauges as properties.  { "chat"en  =  [lang:en "chat"].}
>> 
>> This would, of course, require untidy literals, and we just decided
>> to make literals tidy.
>> 
>> If languages as properties, in conjuction with literals as subjects,
>> is truly is a desirable feature in the future, should we rethink tidy
>> literals?
>> 
>> If literals remain tidy, then that closes the door on languages
>> as properties.
> 
> There must be some other assumption here; because we *can* have tidy
> literals and { "chat"en  =  [lang:en "chat"].} and not use literals as
> subjects just by letting the xml:lang attribute entail the extra Bnode.
> 
> see mentograph:
> http://robustai.net/mentography/rdf_lang2.gif

Quite true.

Patrick
 

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