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RE: I18N Issue alternative: a passing thought.

From: pat hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2003 12:30:37 -0500
Message-Id: <p06001f07bb8f9b87c648@[]>
To: "Jeremy Carroll" <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Cc: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org

>  > Greetings.
>>  Y'all are going to just LOVE me for this,
>Lot's and lots.
>(While I personally like that design - it is the wrong time for this

I didnt PROPOSE it.

>Hence I will pick holes:
>>  aaa ppp "sss"@ttt .
>>  -->>
>>  aaa ppp _:x .
>>  _:x xsd:string "sss" .
>>  _:x rdf:langTag "ttt" .
>>  Note that xsd:string is the appropriate datatype for simple literals,
>>  providing a way to in effect put a simple literal string in the
>>  subject position (encoded as a bnode). In fact, in this design,
>>  xsd:string is in effect owl:sameAs applied to literals.
>No that last bit is incorrect - the blank node _:x has language ttt whereas
>the string sss does not.

Right, as Graham also noted, so ignore that remark.

>The additional blank node was at the heart of the untidy proposals (either
>explicitly or implicitly) and this proposal is essentially untidiness

Well, the graph is tidy. The plain literals are what they are, and 
the bnodes all denote in the usual way. OK, there can be several 
literal values for the same literal string: but this is just a fact: 
there can be, life is like that.

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