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RE: Fwd "a comment on NFC"

From: Francois Yergeau <FYergeau@alis.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2003 17:02:22 -0400
Message-ID: <F7D4BDA0E5A1D14B99D32C022AEB73660EB3AD@alis-2k.alis.domain>
To: "'Brian McBride'" <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Cc: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, w3c-i18n-ig@w3.org, w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org

Brian McBride wrote:
> What are we to do Martin?  We have an objection which in part 
> complains 
> that XML Literals don't support all of XML 1.0 since they 
> rule out XML 
> that isn't nfc.  We are trying to find a way to be compatible 
> with the 
> *current* xml spec i.e. allow all of it, whilst encouraging folks to 
> adopt the practice I18N recommend.

[Not speaking for Martin]

Didn't you already give the answer to that this morning?

| I think this is wrong, in that it is possible to 
| invent a datatype whose lexical space consists of
| strings in normal form C, but whose value space
| is not, that would allow the representation of 
| all strings.  The same could be done for XML fragments,...

In fact, doesn't the existing Base64 datatype do that (for strings)?

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