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Re: Simpler syntax for RDF / Counter-proposal

From: Perry A. Caro <caro@Adobe.COM>
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 11:58:10 -0800
Message-ID: <3835ABD2.53521B2@corp.adobe.com>
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Thank you, Sergey and Tim.  I think this direction looks very promising.

Questions: what about containers?  Let's say I have the following property
attached to a document with WebDAV:

<rdf:Description about="" xmlns:dc="...">
            <rdf:li xml:lang="en-us">English Title</rdf:li>
            <rdf:li xml:lang="fr">French Title</rdf:li>

How would I express this, with either proposed simplification?  I hope the
answer isn't conversion to the rdf:_1, rdf:_2, etc. notation, which is no
simplification if you ask me.

>From a purely XSLT/XPath manipulation point-of-view, the simplification I'd
like to see is something like the following:

        <rdf:Alt xml:lang="en-us">English Title</rdf:Alt>
        <rdf:Alt xml:lang="fr">French Title</rdf:Alt>


Question: What about parseType='Literal'?  This is the flip-side issue of
the opaqueness/transparency (with respect to RDF processing) issue.

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