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Re: Minutes of F2F

From: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Fri, 08 Mar 2002 08:52:32 +0000
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To: Graham Klyne <Graham.Klyne@MIMEsweeper.com>
Cc: RDF Core <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
Thanks Graham.  Fixed.


At 15:47 07/03/2002 +0000, Graham Klyne wrote:
>At 10:03 PM 3/6/02 +0000, Brian McBride wrote:
>>Hi Folks,
>>I've added the decisions made to the face to face page at:
>>   http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/RDFCore/20020225-f2f/
>>and notes from the i18n meeting.
>>Notes from I18N/RDFCore Meeting
>>I18N recommend that literals (strings) in the RDF graph be fully 
>>normalised UNICODE and should start with a combining character.
>Shouldn't that be *NOT* start with a combining character?
>>I18N suggests that comparison of URI's behaves as if they are UNICODE 
>>normalised, but not does require that such normalization is performed.
>>I18N agree that RDFCore requires a transitive string comparison algorithm 
>>and requests that the specs do not mislead application developers into 
>>thinking they are not permitted to implement a more flexible string 
>>matching algorithm, e.g. on queries.
>>I18N note that the strings defining languages occasionally change and 
>>suggests that RDFCore may choose to use URI's to name languages. RDFCore 
>>agree to consider.
>>I18N found the proposed solution of literals being a pair of a string and 
>>a language tag acceptable.
>>I18N agree that n-triples is an internal tool for the WG and developers 
>>and is not subject to the same internationization concerns of more public 
>>syntaxes. I18N request that the specs make this limited role for 
>>n-triples clear.
>>There was some dicussion of RDFCore concerns of lack of implementation of 
>>charmod and other specs delaying completion of RDFCore.
>I think there was also a concern that the relevant I18N specs would not be 
>at the appropriate recommendation status when the RDF specs are ready to 
>move forward.
>Graham Klyne                    MIMEsweeper Group
>Strategic Research              <http://www.mimesweeper.com>
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