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Re: escaping quotes

From: Michael Kifer <kifer@cs.sunysb.edu>
Date: Mon, 05 May 2008 14:50:29 -0400
To: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
Cc: Axel Polleres <axel.polleres@deri.org>, "Public-Rif-Wg (E-mail)" <public-rif-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <10414.1210013429@cs.sunysb.edu>

> > 3. Regarding your response to Hassan suggesting &quot; instead of \", I do
> > not understand your reasoning. You were so gang-ho on brevity and now
> > suddenly 6 characters instead of two?
> > 
> > If you want to use entities, like &quot;, then why not use them
> > throughout? That is, instead of rif:iri use &rif;iri, and we are done away
> > with context-sensitive curies and all that. (This is what I was proposing
> > from the very beginning except that I was suggesting to use : instead of
> > &...;.)
> Surely we're only talking about using "&quot;" in the XML syntax, not in
> the Presentation Syntax.

Nope.  Axel's email, Hassan's question, and Axel's and mine followups were
about the presentation syntax.

> The question about how we escape quotes in the presentation syntax
> worries me because it's very distracting.  I'd like the presentation
> syntax to be implementable, but I don't want to spend significant WG
> time on that this month (and we've already spent a lot).

This was the idea (to underspecify the syntax). But other people found it
too verbose to use for test cases and other examples. This is how this
whole discussion started.


> Maybe we can focus on issues in the XML syntax instead?
>      -- Sandro
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