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Re: xml:lang [was Re: Outstanding Issues ]

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2002 10:15:29 -0600
Message-Id: <p05101405b8a2b5a8ba5c@[]>
To: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Cc: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
>>  >>>Patrick Stickler said:
>>  > That said, the M&S view that the language is "part of" the
>>>  literal is not quite right, and probably should be adjusted
>>>  (or removed), in that, as with datatyping, language is a
>>>  property of the occurrence (context) of the literal
>>>  and not the literal itself.
>M&S defines language to be part of the literal.  Its simple: a 
>literal is a pair ("string", "lang").

If that is what a  literal is, why have we been using examples like 
"35" during the entire datatyping discussion? (Should these have been 
("35", "Mathematics") ?) How does one define the application of a 
datatype mapping to a (string, lang) pair ???

>My question was: does anyone have a compelling reason to change 
>this.  Do you have one Patrick?
>>  And especially since literals are
>>>  now tidy,
>The pair above is just as tidy as "string".

I think the point was that literals *without lang* are tidy, which is 
my understanding of the current situation.


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