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Re: Proposed NTriples changes for literal notation

From: Dave Beckett <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2002 15:24:36 +0000
To: Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
cc: RDF Core <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <13646.1015860276@tatooine.ilrt.bris.ac.uk>
>>>Patrick Stickler said:
> On 2002-03-11 16:50, "ext Dave Beckett" <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk> wrote:
> > langString   ::= '"' string '"' ('-' language)
> > 
> > xmlString    ::= 'xml' langString
> 
> I'm happy with this.
> 
> The 'xml' is more mnemonic than '1'.
> 
> Should we consider the '-' separator as superfluous?

Yes, so I'm making an aesthetic choice here.  To me it just looked
less cluttered to have only 1 thing abutting a string:

   xml"<a>foo</a>"-en   and "chat"-en
vs
   xml"<a>foo</a>"en    and "chat"en

I consider this an editorial issue; and I choose the former :)

Dave
Received on Monday, 11 March 2002 10:24:44 EST

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