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Re: Updated Editor's Draft of rdfa-syntax

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 14:48:00 +0200
Message-ID: <46FBA680.7030004@w3.org>
To: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@formsPlayer.com>
Cc: Ben Adida <ben@adida.net>, "Hausenblas, Michael" <michael.hausenblas@joanneum.at>, Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>, "public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf.w3.org" <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>
Sigh.:-( You mean: the DOM calls give you a normalized version of
strings instead of what comes through the wire? :-( :-(

Is that actually conformant behaviour for a browser when implementing
the DOM? I wonder...

Ivan

Mark Birbeck wrote:
> Hi Ivan,
> 
> But just to recap what the problem is, in some browsers we simply
> cannot get all of the data. So we had to make a decision as to whether
> to insist that all whitespace is preserved, thus condemning
> browser-based RDFa parsers to be non-conformant, or to define things
> based on the lowest common denominator--normalised whitespace. We
> chose the latter approach, and there is no way to axctually know what
> spaces were there in the first place...unfortunately.
> 
> So unless someone can find a cunning way to get the original mark-up
> in browsers that normalise the whitespace, I think we're stuck.
> 
> (I have to say though, just looking at this quickly I'm not seeing the
> removal of any whitespace in my tests...I'll look into this a bit
> more, but can anyone remember which browsers were giving us a
> problem?)
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Mark
> 
> On 27/09/2007, Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org> wrote:
>>
>> Ivan Herman wrote:
>>> _However_: I wonder whether this is the right thing to do for XML
>>> Literals. I still think that copying the XML literal verbatim might be
>>> the best option...
>>>
>> Just one argument that came to my mind: what should happen if
>>
>> - there is a <pre> portion in the HTML code
>> - it is put into the RDF graph as an XML Literal
>>
>> I am not sure it is kosher to re-format that portion... On the other
>> hand, I also do not think that RDFa processors should be asked to
>> 'parse' the XHTML portion to make this type of decision...
>>
>> Ivan
>>
>>
>>>>> And, of course, I am anxiously waiting for the
>>>>> @instanceof finalization, to get that done, too...:-)
>>>> working on it...
>>>>
>>> :-)
>>>
>>> I.
>>>
>>>> -Ben
>>>>
>>>>
>> --
>>
>> Ivan Herman, W3C Semantic Web Activity Lead
>> Home: http://www.w3.org/People/Ivan/
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>> FOAF: http://www.ivan-herman.net/foaf.rdf
>>
>>
> 
> 

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