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Proposed comment for RDF (Re: ACTION-267 DONE)

From: Bijan Parsia <bparsia@cs.man.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2009 12:56:56 +0000
Message-Id: <E22ABE33-BAA0-4149-BCD0-1EA280FC97FD@cs.man.ac.uk>
Cc: Bijan Parsia <bparsia@cs.manchester.ac.uk>, W3C OWL Working Group <public-owl-wg@w3.org>
To: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>

How's this to start:

We believe that the hard coded references to XML 1.0 version 2 in:

and to Unicode 3.0 in

are unduly restrictive. We believe that they should normatively refer  
to the latest versions of both standards.

Implementations that do not wish to update to the latest versions of  
those standard could indicate their conformance profile by saying  
"Supports RDF with Unicode 3.0 and XML 1.0 version 2". Since,  
technically speaking, such implementations must(?) reject documents  
or models which, e.g., use characters only in Unicode 5.0 this  
conformance message seems reasonable. It also frees implementations  
to be conforming while accepting such extended documents.

Received on Friday, 23 January 2009 12:53:31 UTC

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