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Re: re-PROPOSAL: Errata text about XMLLiteral values and canonical XML

From: Ben Adida <ben@adida.net>
Date: Wed, 18 Nov 2009 09:43:29 -0800
Message-ID: <4B043241.2000708@adida.net>
To: public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org

> Section 5.5, step 9 reads in part "The value of the [XML literal] is a 
> string created by serializing to text, all nodes that are descendants of 
> the [current element], i.e., not including the element itself, and 
> giving it a datatype of |rdf:XMLLiteral|."  Unfortunately, the 
> requirements for such a serialized string are not completely clear when 
> it comes to XML Namespaces.  For the avoidance of doubt, in future 
> versions of the RDFa Syntax Recommendation, we expect to indicate that 
> the value of the XML literal SHOULD be serialized Exclusive Canonical 
> XML as defined in [XMLEXC14N].  We advise current implementations to 
> start supporting this use model now, since other participants in their 
> XML tool chain may expect consistent, canonical XML.

+1

-Ben
Received on Wednesday, 18 November 2009 17:44:05 UTC

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