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xml:lang and plain literals

From: <Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2003 12:56:39 +0300
Message-ID: <A03E60B17132A84F9B4BB5EEDE57957B026301E2@trebe006.europe.nokia.com>
To: <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>

It occurred to me that it might be wise/reasonable
to recommend (or even require) that RDF serializers
include xml:lang="" on the property element for all
statements having a plain literal without lang tag.

This effectively utilizes this new mechanism and
makes the RDF/XML serialization "safer" within a
context where generic XML tools might be used to
operate on RDF/XML instances, or if/when RDF/XML
fragments might be embedded in other serializations,
thereby making the semantics of the plain literal 
less fragile.



Patrick Stickler
Nokia, Finland
Received on Tuesday, 19 August 2003 05:56:43 UTC

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