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Re: support XML Literals in RDF

From: Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Date: Fri, 08 Aug 2003 05:27:58 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <20030808.052758.26691695.pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
To: dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk
Cc: www-rdf-comments@w3.org, duerst@w3.org

From: Dave Beckett <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>
Subject: Re: support XML Literals in RDF (was Re: Test cases: XML Literal value space and exclusive canonicalization)
Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2003 12:22:00 +0100

> On Thu, 07 Aug 2003 07:02:52 -0400
> "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfps@research.bell-labs.com> wrote:


> > Although any RDF-only application, i.e., an application that *only* 
> > needs to determine the RDF implications of an RDF graph, does not need 
> > any special code to support XML Literals beyond the code needed to 
> > support sequences of octets, an RDF application that goes beyond these 
> > implications, for example to determine whether a literal is in LV, will 
> > need considerable code to support XML Literals.

I was wrong.

Even rdf-entailment requires access to an oracle to determine whether an
octet-sequence is in canonical form.  Rule rdf2 requires access to such an


Peter F. Patel-Schneider
Bell Labs Research
Lucent Technologies
Received on Friday, 8 August 2003 05:40:30 UTC

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