[foaf-dev] Multiple language foaf descriptions

Lorenzo De Tomasi lorenzo.detomasi at gmail.com
Mon Jun 28 10:29:19 CEST 2010


Thank you :-) I agree.
What about if localized infos are more than a homepage url and I want to
create multiple files?

On Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 10:21 AM, Toby Inkster <tai at g5n.co.uk> wrote:

> On Mon, 28 Jun 2010 09:20:25 +0200
> Lorenzo De Tomasi <lorenzo.detomasi at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > I think that a single rdf file for each language is the best.By this
> > way, you can specify different data for each language, i.e. en:
> > <foaf:homepage rdf:resource="http://isotype.org"/> | it:
> > <foaf:homepage rdf:resource=" http://isotype.org/?lang=it"/>
> >
> > What do you think?
>
> While individual files per RDF might be a good way of, say, hiding
> English information from Italian-speakers and vice versa, it doesn't
> add anything semantically.
>
> For instance, the presence of:
>
>        <foaf:homepage rdf:resource="http://isotype.org/?lang=it"/>
>
> in an RDF file written mostly in Italian doesn't imply anything about
> the language of the page <http://isotype.org/?lang=it>, which could
> still be in English, Swedish or Urdu. I think perhaps a better way
> would be to put both homepages in the same RDF file, and use RDF to
> indicate which language the pages are in.
>
>        <foaf:homepage>
>          <foaf:Document rdf:about="http://isotype.org/">
>            <language xmlns="http://purl.org/dc/terms/"
>                rdf:resource="http://lexvo.org/id/iso639-3/eng"/>
>          </foaf:Document>
>        </foaf:homepage>
>        <foaf:homepage>
>          <foaf:Document rdf:about="http://isotype.org/?lang=it">
>            <language xmlns="http://purl.org/dc/terms/"
>                rdf:resource="http://lexvo.org/id/iso639-3/ita"/>
>          </foaf:Document>
>        </foaf:homepage>
>
> --
> Toby A Inkster
> <mailto:mail at tobyinkster.co.uk>
> <http://tobyinkster.co.uk>
>
>


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