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RE: Suggestion williams-02 - *huge* editorial change

From: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hpl.hp.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2003 13:44:49 +0100
To: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hpl.hp.com>, w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org

> If you are going to propose
> even discussion of a *huge* change,

The same substantive change can be made in a more manageable way by:

- changing the defn of RDF URI Reference in Concepts to point to namespaces
- *not* do the s/URIref/IRI/

This makes it clear that we are trying to play the XML ball, with less
textual change.

Stuart's point that RDF should do be different for the sake of being
different, combined with changed advice from Martin about NFC, does suggest
the *substantive* correction should be made. However, that does not
necessitate the *substantial* change.

If we made the *huge* change I guess we would be the first rec to follow
namespaces in so doing, and there's not much harm in not being so. I'll
think some more.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeremy Carroll [mailto:jjc@hpl.hp.com]
> Sent: 27 March 2003 11:19
> To: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
> Subject: Suggestion williams-02 - *huge* editorial change
> Williams-02 is the suggestion that we should:
> - defer to Namespaces 1.1 for the definition of IRI
> - and globally substitute "[RDF] URI Reference"  by "IRI"
> There is a small substantive differences which is Unicode Normal Form C.
> On the advice of I18N WG in Cannes we required RDF URI References
> to be in Unicode NFC; Martin Dürst informs me that they have
> changed their minds on this one.
> Draft proposal:
> Change concepts to defer to Namespaces 1.1 defn of IRI rather
> than have a definition of RDF URI reference.
> Globally substitute "[RDF] URI Reference", "uriref" etc.  by "IRI".
> This needs discussion!
> Also, we should e-mail i18n-ig and ask for an official comment
> from the wg retracting their advice in Cannes.
> Jeremy
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