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Re: Summary of strings, markup, and language tagging in RDF (resend)

From: Jos De_Roo <jos.deroo@agfa.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2003 22:19:17 +0200
To: "pat hayes <phayes" <phayes@ihmc.us>
Cc: Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>, w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org, w3c-rdfcore-wg-request@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF71F2A049.9A86119D-ONC1256D58.006F6F5A-C1256D58.006FA51D@agfa.be>


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> There are technical reasons (to do with identity substitution on
> datatype names) why it is unworkable to have a 'special' datatype
> which violates the structural assumptions of the datatyping model,
> and it is not feasible or desireable to include lang tags in the
> datatyping model. So *if* we treat XML literals as being typed by an
> XML datatype, it is infeasible to include lang tags as part of the
> literal structure. They could be included as part of the XML literal
> string itself, by requiring all such literals to have a special
> rdf-wrapper onto which the lang tag can be attached by normal XML
> conventions; but then of course the actual XML literal string no
> longer looks like the XML fragment included in the RDF/XML document.
> But on the other hand, from view X, I guess that would just be an
> implementation detail.

I agree with that summary.

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Jos De Roo, AGFA http://www.agfa.com/w3c/jdroo/
Received on Thursday, 3 July 2003 16:19:30 EDT

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