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Re: Proposed modification to syntax re xml:lang

From: Graham Klyne <gk@ninebynine.org>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2003 11:29:02 +0100
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To: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hpl.hp.com>, w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org

I don't feel strongly, but...

I think suggestion (1) is fine

I think suggestion (2) is a tad over-prescriptive.  It seems to require 
inclusion of xml:lang="" even when there is no in-scope non-empty language 
tag.  Also, if the meaning of parseType=Literal is clear (which I think it 
is), then adding this makes no difference in any case.


At 12:13 29/09/03 +0300, Jeremy Carroll wrote:

>I would like to hear whether anyone would support or oppose the following
>proposal from
>  here are some possible concessions:
>1) Add to syntax, on the rdf:parseType="Literal" cosntruction
>A parser MAY warn if there is an inscope non-empty xml:lang.
>2) Add to syntax, in the bit about generating RDF/XML
>When generating rdf:parseType="Literal", you SHOULD generate xml:lang="".
>(perhaps the MAY should even be SHOULD)
>If there is support I could suggest this in more detail.
>It would mean that formally we were more in tune with the xml:lang scoping
>rules without any real shift in our position.

Graham Klyne
Received on Monday, 29 September 2003 06:32:52 UTC

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