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Re: What to do with xml:lang for triples?

From: Graham Klyne <GK@dial.pipex.com>
Date: Wed, 10 May 2000 12:48:00 +0100
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To: Jan Wielemaker <jan@swi.psy.uva.nl>
Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
In <http://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/InterpretationProperties.html>, Tim BL 
argues using an xml:lang _attribute_ is a mistake for RDF, and suggests 


At 12:29 PM 5/10/00 +0200, Jan Wielemaker wrote:
>Going through the rdfs stuff, I see
>         <rdfs:label xml:lang="en">comment</rdfs:label>
>         <rdfs:label xml:lang="fr">commentaire</rdfs:label>
>Now, RDFS is expressed on RDF and thus accessible through the RDF formal
>(triple) model.  But, the RDF specs do not tell me where to store the
>xml:lang attribute in the triple notation.
>Within the triple representation, the only option seems
>reinification of the statement and making a language statement
>about the reinified label statement.  Isn't that going a bit too far
>(especially as xml:lang inherits, so one would to reinify the whole
>model ...)?
>Anyone with suggestions?
>         Regards --- Jan

Graham Klyne
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