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Re: XML Entity Definitions and scalabilityOfURIAccess-58

From: Martin J. Dürst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2010 19:50:03 +0900
Message-ID: <4B7926DB.1070508@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
To: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
CC: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, www-tag@w3.org
Very good point, Tim.

In the layer cake, Unicode is below all the rest. If we had to bootstrap 
characters with URIs, we'd get into a tough chicken-and-egg problem. The 
entity names are just temporary crutches at a very low level; most XML 
applications (e.g. XSLT,...) don't actually let you see them, they 
transform to actual characters immediately, and that's what users will 
want to see in most cases.

Regards,   Martin.

On 2010/02/15 2:35, Tim Berners-Lee wrote:
> Well, if there was RDF at the end of one what would it say?
> The unicode character number.
> What else?
>
> On 2010-02 -12, at 15:39, Dan Connolly wrote:
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>> Meanwhile, I wonder if this spec gives URIs to these entities...
>> perhaps not worthwhile.
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>> Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
>> gpg D3C2 887B 0F92 6005 C541  0875 0F91 96DE 6E52 C29E
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