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Re: XML documents are character sequences, not byte sequences

From: Graham Klyne <GK@NineByNine.org>
Date: Sat, 14 Dec 2002 13:28:48 +0000
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To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Cc: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org

At 05:02 PM 12/13/02 -0600, Dan Connolly wrote:

>In 3. XML Content within an RDF Graph (Normative)
>Thu, 21 Nov 2002 22:50:34 GMT

Do you mean:

>I see:
>"Encode the resulting Unicode string in UTF-8 to form the corresponding
>XML document."
>but XML documents are character sequences,
>not byte sequences.

Oh yes, I missed that.  I think that para can be struck.

>Er... actually, there might be more than
>one entity in a document, in which case
>it's not clear that the whole thing is
>one character sequence.
>Ugh... maybe it's not clear what an
>XML document is. But I don't see how
>UTF-8 is relevant to the definition
>you gave.
>I suggest taking it out.

I don't think I understand all that.  Does removing the UTF-8 encoding para 
satisfy your concern here?


Graham Klyne
Received on Sunday, 15 December 2002 05:55:41 UTC

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