Re: Proposal for ISSUE-12, string literals

On 14 May 2011, at 16:44, Andy Seaborne wrote:
>  <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://example/x" xml:lang="en" >
>    <p>foo</p>
>    <q rdf:datatype="&xsd;string">foo</q>
>  </rdf:Description>
> that is, with the xml:lang not on the literal but further out in the XML because xml:lang propagates inwards.
> What happens to the xsd:string? Either existing RDf changes or RDF/XML can't write langs on xsd:string?

Currently, the datatyped "foo" would of course not receive a language tag, and I think we have to keep it like that because of deployed content. So I guess this means that in RDF/XML you'd have to use the non-datatyped string syntax if you want a language tag to apply to the string. Admittedly, that's a bit awkward and will cause some user confusion, but perhaps no worse than what we already have (just different).


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