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Re: XML infoset conformance -- new issue?

From: Art Barstow <barstow@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 24 May 2001 08:00:37 -0400
To: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Cc: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, Graham Klyne <GK@NineByNine.org>, RDF core WG <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20010524080037.B16595@w3.org>
On Thu, May 24, 2001 at 08:25:19AM +0100, Brian McBride wrote:
> Dan,
> 
> I agree that it would be good to get work on this started.  Art?

I thought Dan's sentiment was that we weren't quite ready
to begin work on:

 http://www.w3.org/2000/03/rdf-tracking/#rdfms-formal-grammar

Anyhow, I am willing to be the owner.  However, if someone
else in the WG would like to own this, that is certainly
OK with me.

Art
---

> Dan Connolly wrote:
> > 
> > I agree with the gist of your suggestion, Graham,
> > but before anybody creates a new issue, I consider
> > this to fall under an existing issue:
> > 
> >   "Summary: The grammar in the RDF 1.0 spec is informal and
> >   should be replaced. Something based on XML Schema should be
> >   considerd."
> > 
> >   -- http://www.w3.org/2000/03/rdf-tracking/#rdfms-formal-grammar
> > 
> > Has that issue reached sifficient priority that we
> > should attack it?
> > 
> > Art, if you'd be willing to own that issue, I'd be
> > willing to work with you on it.
> > 
> > But I'm also happy for a few other issues to be
> > addressed first; I have a ways to go before I'm
> > ready to suggest a replacement for the whole RDF
> > grammar.
> > 
> > Graham Klyne wrote:
> > >
> > > Having just read through the XML infoset CR [1], which is commendably brief
> > > and to-the-point, I note in particular the section 3 that sets out
> > > requirements for other specifications to be conformant to this spec.
> > >
> > > I am thinking that, in redrafting the XML syntax of the RDF core, there may
> > > be value in making its relationship to XML infoset the primary definition
> > 
> > Quite; if we use XML Schema and/or XSLT for our formal
> > grammar, we get that for free (more or less).
> > 
> > > (hence keeping the RDF specification away from being caught up standard XML
> > > syntax issues -- such as empty property elements).  A direct BNF for
> > > RDF/XML could also be included for informational purposes if still required.
> > >
> > > #g
> > > --
> > >
> > > [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/xml-infoset
> > 
> > --
> > Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
Received on Thursday, 24 May 2001 08:01:42 EDT

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