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Re: N-Triples literals

From: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Tue, 07 May 2002 10:07:39 -1000
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To: "Karsten-A. Otto" <ottoka@cs.tu-berlin.de>, www-rdf-comments@w3.org
At 15:04 07/05/2002 +0200, Karsten-A. Otto wrote:
>I noticed that the productions for literals in the N-Triples specification
>(RDF Test Cases, http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-testcases/) has been changed to
>allow xmlString and langstring. This should have a capital S by the way.
>I applaud the addition of a language tag in the langString production,
>which in my opinion greatly increases the expressiveness of N-Triples.
>However, I do not quite understand what xmlString is supposed to be for.
>Is this for parseType=Literal cases? Please add some explanations for
>these new literal variants.


The doc editors will likely respond in full shortly, but your guess is 
right that xmlString is a boolean to indicate whether the literal had an 
rdf:parseType="Literal" attribute.  Two literals that differ only in the 
valueof their xml:String component are considered to be different.

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