Friday, August 27, 2004

Typed Literals and Language

RDF literals: "Plain literals have a lexical form and optionally a language tag as defined by [RFC-3066], normalized to lowercase.

Typed literals have a lexical form and a datatype URI being an RDF URI reference."

Why isn't xml:lang information represented within the RDF data model? "The WG subsequently resolved that typed literals would not have a language tag."

Interpretation properties "...they express the relationship between one value and that value interpreted (or processed in the imagination) in a specific way."

Fwd: Typed literals in RDF: "On Friday RDF Core changed the definition of a literal, so that a literal can be one of the following:

A lexical form
A lexical form paired with a language tag
A lexical form paired with a datatype URI"

This is old news (over a year).
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