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RE: use cases for Literal? RSS? Dublin Core? PRISM? DAML? XAP?

From: Graham Klyne <Graham.Klyne@MIMEsweeper.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2001 11:46:53 +0100
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To: Pat Hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Cc: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
At 05:09 PM 10/15/01 -0500, Pat Hayes wrote:
>>Jeremy Carroll said:
>>>  I would not be opposed to deleting parseType="Literal"
>>As I mentioned in the 2001-10-12 call, there are several uses
>>that have been reported. I'll repeat those for the record.
>Just in general, there ought to be a way for someone to include arbitrary 
>markup inside a piece of RDF without breaking an  RDF processor. If 
>parseType="Literal" is the only way to do that, its better to keep it than 
>to toss it out. (Not that there might not be a better way, of course...:-)

An alternative might be to &-escape the pointy brackets in the literal 
string;  an XML processor would (should?) deliver them un-escaped as the 
actual literal string, I think.


Graham Klyne                    MIMEsweeper Group
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