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Is there a concept of replacement?

From: abhilash <abhilash@glassbox.net>
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2003 18:39:35 +0530
Message-ID: <027501c3c3d5$dd52d730$0201a8c0@gsd1>
To: <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>

Hi,

Please accept my apologies if this mailing list does not address such
questions...

Consider a resourse "X" identified by http://www.xxx.com/rdf/X with the
following RDF/XML

<rdf:RDF> //namespace declarations ignored
    <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.xxx.com/rdf/X">
        <dc:creator>....</dc:creator>
        ..........
        ..........
    </rdf:Description>

</rdf:RDF>

Let us assume that there is a document Y that is available in 2 versions say
French and English represented by YFR and YEN. And both the resource share
the same
properties as described by the RDF/XML except that the language attribute
is different. Then the RDF/XML for each could be as follows

RDF/XML for YFR:
<rdf:RDF>
    <rdf:Description  rdf:about="http://www.xxx.com/YFR">
        <rdf:CommonProperties rdf:resource="http://www.xxx.com/rdf/X">
        <dc:language> French </dc:language>
    </rdf:Description>
</rdf:RDF>


RDF/XML for YEN:
<rdf:RDF>
    <rdf:Description  rdf:about=http://www.xxx.com/YEN>
        <rdf:CommonProperties rdf:resource="http://www.xxx.com/rdf/X">
        <dc:language> English</dc:language>
    </rdf:Description>
</rdf:RDF>


But on the other hand if the RDF/XML of resource "X" is as follows
<rdf:RDF> //namespace declarations ignored
    <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.xxx.com/rdf/X">
        <dc:language>German </dc:language>
        <dc:creator>....</dc:creator>
        ..........
        ..........
    </rdf:Description>
</rdf:RDF>

Question: Will the language tags in the RDF/XML of YEN and YFR replace the
ones of http://www.xxx.com/rdf/X. Is there a concept of replacemnt?. I think
it is upto the application to interpret the meaing of the 2nd language tag
in the RDF/XML of YEN and YFR. Am i correct? If not could someone give some
pointers?

Best regards,
Abhilash
Received on Tuesday, 16 December 2003 08:14:09 GMT

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