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Re: Proposal for ISSUE-12, string literals

From: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 12:48:16 +0100
Cc: Pierre-Antoine Champin <pierre-antoine.champin@liris.cnrs.fr>, RDF Working Group WG <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <A176D110-7296-4FAE-A835-BA76B59C1F1F@cyganiak.de>
To: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
On 17 May 2011, at 23:31, Pat Hayes wrote:
>> why not consider language tags as special datatypes?
>> In other words,
>> "chat"@en
>> would be a shortcut for something like
>> "chat"^^rdflang:en
>> (even if the above notation could be forbidden in serialization
>> syntaxes, alla rdf:PlainLiteal)
> What are the value space and L2V mapping of this datatype? 

Let's recall that in the current semantics, the interpretation of "xxx"@en is a pair of a Unicode string "xxx" and a language tag "en".

So the value space of rdflang:en could be the same: pairs <xxx, en> of unicode strings and the language tag "en".

> This would imply that "chat"@en is not a string, right? 

Correct, just like in the current semantics.

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