Fwd: RDF WG Resolution Regarding Various Forms of String Literals

I am not sure this has an effect on R2RML or DM; possibly not. But you may want to know about that anyway!


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> Resent-From: public-rdf-wg@w3.org
> From: David Wood <david@3roundstones.com>
> Date: June 15, 2011 18:39:19 GMT+02:00
> To: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, Ian Horrocks <ian.horrocks@comlab.ox.ac.uk>, Lee Feigenbaum <lee@thefigtrees.net>
> Cc: RDF Working Group WG <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>, W3C SW CG Group <w3c-semweb-cg@w3.org>, public-rdf-dawg@w3.org
> Subject: RDF WG Resolution Regarding Various Forms of String Literals
> message-id: <5F656216-FE45-426E-A93E-4E90DDC3BE3D@3roundstones.com>
> Hi all,
> The RDF working group resolved our ISSUE-12 [1] today, which is intended to "reconcile various forms of string literals".
> We resolved to accept the proposal at:
>  http://www.w3.org/2011/rdf-wg/wiki/StringLiterals/AbolishUntaggedPlain
> with the modification that preferred output form (SHOULD) is "foo" not "foo"^^xsd:string in RDF; and we recommend that SPARQL and other WGs do the same.
> Discussion highlighted several possible areas of concern, which we believe the current proposal addresses.  Specifically, it was noted that:
> - The forms "foo" and "foo"^^xsd:string are equivalent input syntaxes.
> - The form "foo" is the preferred output syntax.
> - The WG suggests retaining the term "plain literal" in documents to avoid unnecessary rework.  Such plain literals would be considered semantically equivalent to xsd:strings.
> NB: This resolution makes *no statement* about language-tagged literals (e.g. "foo"@en).
> We invite discussion regarding the ramifications of this resolution to other working groups and implementors.
> Regards,
> Dave
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2011/rdf-wg/track/issues/12

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