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RE: Outstanding Issues - rdfms-xmllang

From: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 11:11:07 -0000
To: "Brian McBride" <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, "RDF Core" <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
Cc: <w3c-i18n-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <JAEBJCLMIFLKLOJGMELDAEAPCDAA.jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
> rdfms-xmllang: Why isn't xml:lang information represented within the RDF
data model?

> This was put on hold whilst we looked at datatypes.
> Model and Syntax says that lang is part of the literal; that no triples
> generated for an xml:lang.  We can choose to stick with that or change it.
> Does anyone have a compelling reason to change it?

My proposal before we put it on hold was in the overly long:


An RDF Literal is a Unicode string, optionally paired with a
language tag (as defined in RFC3066).

in that thread we identified equally rules as follows:


suggesting that such pairs are equal
  if and only if
  the unicode strings are equal
   the lang tags are either both absent, or both present and equal (as lang
tags, i.e. case insensitive).

This then works orthogonally with:
- the graph syntax
- model theory
- datatyping
- any treatment of Unicode string normalization

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