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Re: literals, language, xml

From: Graham Klyne <Graham.Klyne@MIMEsweeper.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 21:04:35 +0100
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To: Jan Grant <Jan.Grant@bristol.ac.uk>
Cc: RDFCore Working Group <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>

At 04:50 PM 6/25/02 +0100, Jan Grant wrote:
>Would it not be simpler to say that
>         <property xml:lang="fr">chat</property>
>was a syntactic shorthand for something like
>         <property rdf:parsetype="Literal">
>                 <xml:something xml:lang="fr">char</xml:something>
>         </property>
>? - in other words, punt the language tag into the XML realm, keep
>literals as simple strings (or the string representation of XML content)
>and make Pat happier?
>This has been done to death, but I've had a scan back and I don't recall
>this coming up before - further apologies if it has already been raised.

I don't remember seeing anything like that before, either.

The biggest problem I see here is deciding what the <xml:something> should 
be.  I portend complications here, but can't see what they are.


Graham Klyne
Received on Tuesday, 25 June 2002 16:19:48 UTC

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