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Re: Choosing the best of three alternatives

From: Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2003 16:03:27 +0300
Message-ID: <001501c347ac$dee76700$f10ca20a@NOE.Nokia.com>
To: "ext Jos De_Roo" <jos.deroo@agfa.com>
Cc: "ext Brian McBride" <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, <duerst@w3.org>, <w3c-i18n-ig@w3.org>, "rdf core" <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>

Thanks, Jos.

Patrick

----- Original Message -----
From: "ext Jos De_Roo" <jos.deroo@agfa.com>
To: <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
Cc: "ext Brian McBride" <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>; <duerst@w3.org>; "Patrick
Stickler" <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>; <w3c-i18n-ig@w3.org>; "rdf core"
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Sent: 11 July, 2003 15:05
Subject: Re: Choosing the best of three alternatives


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> Good work Patrick ;-)
> my straw is
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> Alternative 0: can live with
> Alternative 1: preferred
> Alternative 2: abstain
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> have a nice telecon
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> --
> Jos De Roo, AGFA http://www.agfa.com/w3c/jdroo/
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>                       "Patrick Stickler"
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>                       w3c-rdfcore-wg-req        Subject:  Choosing the
best of three alternatives
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> It would be useful, I think, if we could have a straw poll, either
> during today's telecon or via email, between the following three
> alternatives for the treatment of XML literals.
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> Votes should be "prefer", "can't live with", "can live with". Only
> one alternative should be specified as preferred.
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> Alternative 0:   (no change)
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> As defined presently in the RDF specifications.
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> - two types of literals: plain and typed
> - XML literals treated as typed literals
> - lang tag can be associated with plain literals
> - no lang tag associated with typed literals, including XML literals
> - clear distinction between plain literals and XML literals
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> Alternative 1:
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> As defined in
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-rdfcore-wg/2003Jul/0131.html
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> - two types of literals: plain and typed
> - XML literals treated same as plain literals
> - lang tag can be associated with plain literals, including XML literals
> - no lang tag associated with typed literals
> - no distinction between plain literals and XML literals
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> ** Changes to RDF/XML syntax
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> --
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> Alternative 2:
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> As defined in
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-rdfcore-wg/2003Jul/0151.html
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> - three types of literals: plain, XML, and typed
> - XML literals treated distinct from plain literals
> - lang tag can be associated with both plain literals and XML literals
> - no lang tag associated with typed literals
> - clear distinction between plain literals and XML literals
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> ** Changes to RDF/XML syntax, Graph syntax, N-Triples syntax, and MT
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> All of the above options fall within the scope of known territory for
> the WG insofar as the MT and RDF/XML syntax is concerned and
> do not introduce any new substantive issues. It's really a matter
> of practical and cosmetic reorganization rather than a change
> in power of expression.
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> Pat's recent comments suggest that alternative 1 would not require
> any changes, or at least any substantive changes to the MT. Clearly
> alternative 2 above would require reinstitution of some content from
> previous drafts dealing with distinct XML literals and the entire MT
> rechecked for consistency.
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> None of the above options are perfect for all use cases.
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> We need to choose whichever option seems most optimal, including
> meeting the internationalization concerns of the I18N WG.
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> Clearly the impact of alternative 2 is substantially greater than for
> alternative 1. Perhaps it's warranted. The straw poll will show.
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> --
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> My vote is:
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> Alternative 0: can live with
> Alternative 1: preferred
> Alternative 2: can live with
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> Cheers,
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> Patrick
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