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Re: Proposal for ISSUE-12, string literals

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Date: Fri, 13 May 2011 16:04:46 -0500
Cc: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>, RDF Working Group WG <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <8153D9BC-9C5F-4E7A-8E6E-21CA1604D81E@ihmc.us>
To: Alex Hall <alexhall@revelytix.com>

On May 13, 2011, at 10:52 AM, Alex Hall wrote:

> The main roadblock that I can see is that a datatype maps a single lexical string to a value; you'd have to define a special notion of datatyping for xsd:string which is essentially an identity mapping of <lexical, lang> pairs.  Otherwise you'd have "chat"^^xsd:string@en and "chat"^^xsd:string@fr with the same value, which won't fly.
> -Alex
Yes, exactly, this is the heart of the matter. See my proposal in a reply to Richard to deal with this by defining an 'exceptional' extension to rdf:PlainLiteral (or, it could be another datatype altogether, but I wanted to avoid alternative-bloat.)


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