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Re: rdfms-syntax-incomplete

From: pat hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2002 01:14:30 -0500
Message-Id: <p05111b2cb941af091856@[]>
To: "Jeremy Carroll" <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Cc: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org

>At the f2f one of the postponed issues that I wished to advocate 
>reopening was:
>In particular, given the amount of change we have made I think a 
>small change to
>rectify the bnode serialization problem should be considered.
>However we were out of time, and so I have decided to raise this by e-mail.
>This is primarily motivated for me by Jena development.
>Within Jena we have repeated user requirement to enable round-tripping.
>e.g. one of our summer students yesterday said words like: "we use N-triple as
>our transport becuase bNodes are important."
>Since we are not proposing N-triple as a standard, we do have some 
>obligation to
>make RDF/XML useable.
>I propose that we should modify the RDF/XML syntax to permit bNode labels
>"_:foo" wherever we currently permit URI refs.

Would that be extendable to allow nodeIDs on literal nodes, also, to 
handle untidy literals?


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