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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.



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