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comments on the use of normal form C

From: Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2003 19:00:09 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <20030731.190009.26227708.pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
To: www-rdf-comments@w3.org

I have several comments about the requirement that the lexical string of RDF
literals be in Normal Form C.

1/ Why is this restriction still in RDF Concepts?  The restriction that
   URI references be in Normal Form C was removed, why not this one?

2/ It appears to me that the result of parsing an RDF/XML document may not
   be a valid RDF graph, as literals may not be in Normal Form C.  It this
   the case?

3/ It appears to me that RDF literals are not compatible with XML Schema
   strings, as XML Schema strings do not have to be normalized.  Why is
   this the case?

Peter F. Patel-Schneider
Bell Labs Research
Lucent Technologies
Received on Thursday, 31 July 2003 19:00:18 UTC

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