W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-rdf-comments@w3.org > April to June 2003

Re: Minor Comments on "RDF/XML Syntax Specification (Revised)"

From: Dave Beckett <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003 18:51:43 +0100
To: "Sean B. Palmer" <sean@mysterylights.com>
Cc: www-rdf-comments <www-rdf-comments@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20030617185143.1008e188.dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>

On Tue, 10 Jun 2003 15:57:19 +0100
"Sean B. Palmer" <sean@mysterylights.com> wrote:

> 
> Comments on:-
> 
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-rdf-syntax-grammar-20030123
> - RDF/XML Syntax Specification (Revised)
> Status: W3C Working Draft 23 January 2003
> 
> Apologies for being well past the last call date; these comments,
> however, are based on implementing the specification as a parser.
> 
> 1) In section 7.12, the following:-
> 
>    If the rdf:datatype attribute d is given then o :=
>    typed-literal(literal-value := t.string-value,
>    literal-language := e.language, literal-datatype
>    := a.string-value)
> 
> Assigns the rdf:datatype attribute to "d", but then passes
> "a.string-value" to typed-literal instead of "d.string-value".
> 
> 2) It is unclear in resourcePropertyElt that the nodeElement child has
> to be parsed first before the information given in 7.2.15 can be
> obtained (n.subject won't exist until the nodeElement is parsed).

OK, will fix both of these.

> 3) The recent removal of rdf:bagID by RDF Core is, in this
> implementer's opinion, an excellent decision, substantially reducing
> as it does the complexity of XML/RDF parsers.

Yes it does.

> Given that these were the only comments encountered in implementation
> of what is a notoriously verbose serialization, the RDF Core working
> group is to be congratulated on its efforts.

Thanks

Dave
Received on Tuesday, 17 June 2003 13:54:16 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Friday, 21 September 2012 14:16:32 GMT