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Re: pfps-04 (why the thread is germane to pfps-04)

From: pat hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2003 00:04:03 -0500
Message-Id: <p06001a38bb4baef27072@[10.0.100.23]>
To: Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Cc: "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>, bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com, www-rdf-comments@w3.org, w3c-i18n-ig@w3.org, msm@w3.org

Hi Martin

Just to keep you informed, the latest version of the RDF semantics 
doc now avoids all ambiguity and shilly-shallying on these issues. It 
says unequivocally that:

1. XML literals denote things which are in 1:1 correspondence with 
canonical XML content but are not, themselves, identical to character 
strings. (It defers to the Concepts document for exactly what those 
things really are, but just this is enough to make the semantics work 
properly. )

2.   XSD xsd:strings denote the same things as RDF plain literals 
(without language tags). The reverse isnt quite exactly true because 
RDF syntax doesn't forbid the XML-excluded Unicode control blocks, 
but if you can write it in XML at all, then its the same string as a 
plain literal and as a xsd:string typed literal.

Pat

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