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Re: ISSUE-13: History of rdf:XMLLiteral

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2011 10:01:17 +0100
Cc: Jeremy Carroll <jeremy@topquadrant.com>, Andy Seaborne <andy.seaborne@epimorphics.com>, RDF Working Group WG <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <30597EE7-46AD-49CC-8FCE-09CB816222A5@w3.org>
To: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>

On Nov 10, 2011, at 23:44 , Richard Cyganiak wrote:

> Hi Jeremy,
> 
> On 10 Nov 2011, at 22:26, Jeremy Carroll wrote:
>> An RDF/XML parser should do the C14N step, it is not that hard, and so many do. And for a lot of purposes, even if you mess up on the C14N step it does not matter so much, because the sort of app that does a lot of comparisons is typically logic heavy, and does not use XML Literals, whereas the sort of app that uses XML Literals is web processing heavy, and isn't very logical, and often doesn't do much comparison
> 
> Well then let's make that explicit.
> 
> Require C14N only as part of the L2V mapping and not in the lexical form, so that the parsers who mess up are actually conforming. This way we might even get a chance to use rdf:XMLLiteral in Turtle, where we currently need to canonicalize *by hand*.
> 
> And make rdf:XMLLiteral an optional part of the datatype map (like the XSD types) so that apps who don't need to compare XML values can just treat it as opaque blobs.
> 

I agree with both of the above.

Ivan



> As far as I can see, everybody wins.
> 
> Best,
> Richard


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