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RE: I18N Issue alternative: collapsing plain and xml literals

From: Graham Klyne <gk@ninebynine.org>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2003 19:10:16 +0100
Message-Id: <5.1.0.14.2.20030911190756.02e63628@127.0.0.1>
To: <Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com>, <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Cc: <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>

At 11:50 11/09/03 +0300, Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com wrote:
> > >  <rdf:Desription rdf:about="#something"
> > xmlns:ex="http://example.com/"
> > >    <ex:foo parseType="Literal" xml:lang="en"
> > rdf:datatype="http://example.com/x"><b>foo</b></ex:foo>
> > >  </rdf:Description>
> >
> > Is that currently legal syntax?
>
>Not currently. The proposals that Graham and I both
>submitted included the ability to combine rdf:datatype
>and rdf:parseType="Literal" to define XML encoded lexical
>forms for arbitrary complex types (e.g. xhtml:table).

I would add that while this seems a natural development from treating 
rdf:parseType="Literal" as a purely syntactic option for RDF/XML, it is in 
no way central to that design, whose main advantage (IMO) is it's relative 
simplicity.

#g


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Graham Klyne
GK@NineByNine.org
Received on Thursday, 11 September 2003 14:28:47 EDT

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