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quick syntax question.

From: pat hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2003 16:39:41 -0500
Message-Id: <p06001a28bb49f5313260@[]>
To: Dave Beckett <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>
Cc: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org

Dave, can you answer me a quick question about RDF/XML? Sorry I am 
still so behind the curve on this, but I need to get this exactly 
right given our decision about plain literals and xsd:string.

Consider a plain literal in an RDF graph which uses some characters 
which require escaping in XML, eg say "<br/>".

1. Is it the case that in RDF/XML, this would be rendered using XML 
character escaping? Ie it would look like this

2. If so, would it be correct to say that in spite of this, that the 
literal character string itself was the original 5-character Unicode 
sequence? (Or is the character string of the literal an 11-character 
sequence in RDF/XML but a 5-character sequence in the graph? I hope 

3. If so, are there any literal character sequences which *cannot* be 
sent through RDF/XML? Or does XML provide an escape for every Unicode 
code point?



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