W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-rdf-wg@w3.org > March 2011

Re: RDF-ISSUE-12 (String Literals): deprecate language tags?

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2011 00:04:08 -0600
Cc: RDF Working Group WG <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <7D155ABA-735B-4AFB-9D08-26EA43BD2D37@ihmc.us>
To: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>

On Mar 5, 2011, at 5:50 PM, Sandro Hawke wrote:

> On Sat, 2011-03-05 at 09:24 -0600, Pat Hayes wrote:
>> We can allow language tags on xsd:string literals
> 
> How?  I don't think so.  

We are defining the language, so we can do this by fiat. 

> As I recall (from watching the group, not being
> in it like you), that was the constraint that got us into this mess in
> the first place.  The i18n WG said RDF had to have language tags on
> text, and the xsd WG said we couldn't put language tags on datatyped
> values.

Well, the denotation of a plain literal with a lang tag is a pair of a string and a tag. I suggest that the denotation of an xsd:string typed literal with a lang tag would be a pair of a string and a lang tag. The relationship of the xsd:string part to the string is covered by the xsd specs, and the lang tag is RDF business. The xsd WG can whistle, when it comes to defining RDF syntax.

Pat

> 

------------------------------------------------------------
IHMC                                     (850)434 8903 or (650)494 3973   
40 South Alcaniz St.           (850)202 4416   office
Pensacola                            (850)202 4440   fax
FL 32502                              (850)291 0667   mobile
phayesAT-SIGNihmc.us       http://www.ihmc.us/users/phayes
Received on Sunday, 6 March 2011 06:06:00 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Friday, 17 January 2020 17:04:03 UTC