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Re: Oracle's stand regarding N-TRIPLES

From: Zhe Wu <alan.wu@oracle.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2011 10:28:21 -0700
Message-ID: <4E514035.703@oracle.com>
To: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
CC: Steve Harris <steve.harris@garlik.com>, public-rdf-wg@w3.org
Hi Richard,

Well, seeing "Großräschen" is only better when the engineer understands that particular language, isn't it?
To me personally, seeing that encoded string is better than a string containing characters that I don't read.
On the Linux terminal I am using, I can't even cut & paste that string. It only gets the "Gro" portion right.

I understand the perspective of developer usability and a possible escaping cost for implementation on
some platforms. However, none of them seems to be significant enough to justify all the potential interoperability,
and backward compatibility issues.

Thanks,

Zhe


On 8/21/2011 8:06 AM, Richard Cyganiak wrote:
> Zhe,
>
> On 20 Aug 2011, at 02:34, Zhe Wu wrote:
>> I don't see how adding UTF8 encoding can make N-TRIPLES much more useful.
> For data debugging and developer usability, seeing "Großräschen" in an N-Triples document is better than seeing "Gro\u00DFr\u00E4schen".
>
> It also decreases the cost of implementing N-Triples serializers, because they can now directly emit UTF-8 strings rather than requiring a custom escaping routine for handling non-US-ASCII characters.
>
> Best,
> Richard
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