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Re: non-universality of processing model

From: Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 28 May 2002 11:52:49 +0900
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To: jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com (Jeremy Carroll), www-i18n-comments@w3.org
Cc: w3c-i18n-ig@w3.org
Hello Jeremy,

At 00:14 02/05/28 +0900, Jeremy Carroll wrote:
>This is a last call comment from Jeremy Carroll (jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com) on
>the Character Model for the World Wide Web 1.0
>Semi-structured version of the comment:
>Submitted by: Jeremy Carroll (jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com)
>Submitted on behalf of (maybe empty): RDF Core WG
>Comment type: editorial
>Chapter/section the comment applies to: 3.5 Reference Processing Model
>The comment will be visible to: public
>Comment title: non-universality of processing model
>For the section 3.5 RDF Core WG notes that the language is somewhat 
>offputting for us as specification developers given that our specification 
>explicitly does not have a processing model. We have no particular 
>suggestions about this, nor would we object if the I18N WG chose not to 
>address this issue.

I think I somehow understand what you mean when you say that the
RDF spec doesn't have a processing model. But this doesn't mean
that you don't have a processing model with respect to character
data. Indeed, RDF works on strings of Unicode characters rather
than on byte strings, independent of the encoding of the actual
data. But virtually all of that model is inherited from XML. And
you may be used so much to it that you actually don't notice it
anymore (which in many ways would be a good thing).
[well, in actual practice, there is still some work to be done, see

If you have any suggestions of how to clarify the situation,
please don't hesitate to make them.

Regards,    Martin.
Received on Monday, 27 May 2002 23:24:33 UTC

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