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Re: Literal notation for NTriples

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: 08 Mar 2002 18:02:13 -0600
To: Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
Cc: RDF Core <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1015632133.5227.3.camel@dirk>
On Fri, 2002-03-08 at 09:43, Patrick Stickler wrote: 
> 
> I'm agnostic about the particular representation, but I
> think it is important that we have a single canonical representation
> for literals in NTriples, and that it is extensible (should
> we decide we need something more in literal structures).
We decided we don't need something more. 

RDF 1.0 syntax isn't extensible; hence n-triples 
need not be. 

Please don't make n-triples out to be more than it is. 

> It could be
> 
>    (0,"35",en)
>     0-"35"-en
>     whatever
> 
> But preferably not either
> 
>     "35"-en
> or  xml("<b>foo</b>",en)

I accept that as your preference. But both
syntaxes are equally "canonical"; i.e. each
corresponds 1-1 with what we want to say.

And we have a lot invested in the "24"
syntax (a hundred or so test cases).
I don't see any reason to throw
it away.

-- 
Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
Received on Friday, 8 March 2002 19:02:06 EST

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