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Re: Issue danc-02 Re: 2 formalities in RDF concepts

From: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hpl.hp.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 18:09:27 +0100
To: www-rdf-comments@w3.org, connolly@w3.org
Message-Id: <200301281809.27029.jjc@hpl.hp.com>

Hi Dan

thanks for your comment on goofy literals.

Before the Working Group discusses this comment I wanted to check that you had 
seen the line in that subsection:
[[
The lexical form is present in all RDF literals; the language identifier and 
the datatype URI may be absent from an RDF literal.
]]
and find that insufficient.


I take it that the text you would prefer is:

[[
A literal in an RDF graph containing up to three components called:

+ The lexical form being a Unicode [UNICODE] string in Normal Form C [NFC] 
(required).
+ The language identifier as defined by [RFC-3066], normalized to lowercase 
(optional).
+ The datatype URI being an RDF URI reference (optional).

A plain literal is one in which the datatype URI is absent.

A typed literal is one in which the datatype URI is present.
]]

Have I understood correctly, or could we just leave it as it is?

Jeremy
Received on Tuesday, 28 January 2003 12:08:39 GMT

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