RE: Disimproved definition of literals in Concepts; close ISSUE-94?

Mainly because querying such data becomes complex since the language is not
visible from an RDF point of view. I would have to filter based on the
contents of that typed literal instead of being able to simply filter by the
language tag associated with that literal.








[] On Behalf Of Pierre-Antoine
Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2012 8:28 AM
To: Markus Lanthaler
Cc:; Richard Cyganiak
Subject: Re: Disimproved definition of literals in Concepts; close ISSUE-94?



if you want language-tagged HTML literal,
why not use the @lang attribute at the root of that HTML literal instead?



On Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 11:38 PM, Markus Lanthaler <>

> The new definition is this:
> [[
> A literal in an RDF graph consists of two or three elements:
> . [lexical form]
> . [datatype IRI]
> A literal is a language-tagged string if and only if its datatype IRI is, and only in this case
the third element is present:

> . [language tag]
> ]]

I'm sure you already discussed this but unfortunately I wasn't able to find
anything relevant. Was it considered that also literals with datatypes other
than rdf:langString can be language-tagged? I'm specifically thinking of
rdf:html for example..


Markus Lanthaler


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