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Re: N-triples (1.4)

From: Dave Beckett <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2001 11:38:33 +0100
To: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
CC: pat hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Message-ID: <20342.995971113@tatooine.ilrt.bris.ac.uk>
>>>pat hayes said:
> >
> >I don't mind saying N-Triples is UTF-8 since I've got code around to
> >do that and it comes for free with Java and Python for example.
> >However it just moves the escaping to a different level and makes it
> >impossible for anyone to generate unicode characters with plain text
> >(ASCII that is) editors.
> 
> ? Really? My understanding was that a key property of UTF-8 was that 
> 7-bit ASCII was a subset of it. One pays for the ASCII convenience by 
> the longer encodings of Japanese.

Not just Japanese but many encodings.  I'm going for US-ASCII
text/plain since this is aimed mostly at developers and all
characters can be expressed with a little bit of escaping.  Users
will have the XML syntax with the full set of XML character encoding
power.

Dave
Received on Tuesday, 24 July 2001 06:38:34 EDT

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