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XML Schema draft populates the intersection of Language and InformationResource [ISSUE-14 httpRange-14]

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2007 12:24:50 -0500
To: www-tag <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1189617890.1829.486.camel@pav>

In looking around Henry's work on the XML Schema namespace,
I discovered...

  Identifies the XML Schema Definition Language in general, without
referring to a specific version of it.
 -- http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema11-1/#langids

It seems a little odd to use a hashless HTTP URI for a language.
I checked for a redirect... nope...

$ HEAD http://www.w3.org/XML/XMLSchema
200 OK

So the draft proposes that http://www.w3.org/XML/XMLSchema
identifies both an information resource and a language.

Is it just me, or does this seem like a map/territory bug, to others?
There are languages and there are documents that specify/describe
languages, but those classes don't intersect, do they?

In working on language change policies, I used the following
property to relate languages to specifications:

:specification s:label "specification";
  a owl:InverseFunctionalProperty;
  s:comment """This property is for the case of unambiguous language
	specifications. If a spec specifies more than one language,
	don't use this property!""";
  s:domain ev:Language;
  s:range ev:Communication.

The httpRange-14 issue is closed, but I wonder if this is new
information that motivates taking another look.

Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
Received on Wednesday, 12 September 2007 17:25:05 UTC

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