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

From: Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2003 15:35:06 -0400
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To: pat hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
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

Hello Pat,

Many thanks for these good news.

Regards,    Martin.

At 00:04 03/07/29 -0500, pat hayes wrote:
>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.
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