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Re: ACTION 2003-03-14#6: comments on semantics doc

From: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hpl.hp.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2003 08:41:49 +0300
To: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <200304150841.49739.jjc@hpl.hp.com>


XMLLiterals and langauge tags
=========================

gk
>>a typed literal with a language tag 
>>is
>>syntactically OK,

path
>yes

>>but ill-formed,

>no, it just has some redundant information in it

Pat is right, he is also right to say 

> FWIW, seems to me that by trying to keep the syntax a wee bit simpler 
> we have made everything else a lot more complicated. I would like to 
> see lang tags purged from typed  literals altogether, they seem to 
> play no useful role, even in XML (since you can always include them 
> in the actual XML document-character string, right?).

I personally think we have 'new information' [1] in that the reagle decision 
allows a simplish resolution of pfps-08 to align XMLLiteral with the other 
datatypes, which then means that the lang tag would never be used on type 
literals and could be purged. I guess that procedurally that would be 
reopening reagle-01, reagle-02, pfps-08 - and it might be better to get on 
with the other issues first. (Even superficially related ones, such as 
danc-0? goofy literals, are orthogonal).

Jeremy

[1] "So finish the job!  :-)"
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-rdfcore-wg/2003Apr/0056.html
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