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Re: XML documents are character sequences, not byte sequences

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: 16 Dec 2002 10:35:31 -0600
To: Graham Klyne <GK@NineByNine.org>
Cc: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <1040056531.11337.37.camel@dirk.dm93.org>

On Sat, 2002-12-14 at 07:28, Graham Klyne wrote:
> Does removing the UTF-8 encoding para 
> satisfy your concern here?

Yes.


> At 05:02 PM 12/13/02 -0600, Dan Connolly wrote:
> 
> >Jeremy,
> >
> >In 3. XML Content within an RDF Graph (Normative)
> >
> >http://sealpc09.cnuce.cnr.it/jeremy/RDF-concepts/20021121/Overview.html#section-Literals
> >Thu, 21 Nov 2002 22:50:34 GMT
> 
> Do you mean:
>    http://sealpc09.cnuce.cnr.it/jeremy/RDF-concepts/20021121/Overview.html#section-XMLLiteral
> ?
> 
> 
> >I see:
> >
> >"Encode the resulting Unicode string in UTF-8 to form the corresponding
> >XML document."
> >
> >but XML documents are character sequences,
> >not byte sequences.
> 
> Oh yes, I missed that.  I think that para can be struck.
> 
> 
> >http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml#sec-well-formed
> >
> >Er... actually, there might be more than
> >one entity in a document, in which case
> >it's not clear that the whole thing is
> >one character sequence.
> >
> >Ugh... maybe it's not clear what an
> >XML document is. But I don't see how
> >UTF-8 is relevant to the definition
> >you gave.
> >
> >I suggest taking it out.
> 
> I don't think I understand all that.  Does removing the UTF-8 encoding para 
> satisfy your concern here?
> 
> #g
> 
> 
> -------------------
> Graham Klyne
> <GK@NineByNine.org>
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