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Re: Proposed modification to syntax re xml:lang

From: Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
Date: Wed, 01 Oct 2003 09:52:18 +0300
To: ext Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hpl.hp.com>, <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <BBA05452.197E%patrick.stickler@nokia.com>

On 2003-09-29 12:13, "ext Jeremy Carroll" <jjc@hpl.hp.com> wrote:

> I would like to hear whether anyone would support or oppose the following
> proposal from
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-rdfcore-wg/2003Sep/0250
> [[
> here are some possible concessions:
> 1) Add to syntax, on the rdf:parseType="Literal" cosntruction
> A parser MAY warn if there is an inscope non-empty xml:lang.

I have no problem with that.

> 2) Add to syntax, in the bit about generating RDF/XML
> When generating rdf:parseType="Literal", you SHOULD generate xml:lang="".
> ]]
> (perhaps the MAY should even be SHOULD)
> If there is support I could suggest this in more detail.
> It would mean that formally we were more in tune with the xml:lang scoping
> rules without any real shift in our position.

I think this would be confusing to folks, suggesting that if
they don't put xml:lang="", something might happen -- where
the truth is that any such addition would be irrelevant.

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