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RE: Specifing language direction in RDF

From: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2002 09:33:34 -0000
To: "Chris Croome" <chris@webarchitects.co.uk>, <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Message-ID: <JAEBJCLMIFLKLOJGMELDOECHCDAA.jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>

[One aspect ...]

> Running in Jena should get you the necessary namespace in the XML
> literal.  M&S is currently somewhat underspecified. On Tuesday the RDF
> Core decided to use XML Canonicalization in some way to specify that
> the namespace is part of the XML literal in an example such as this. I
> am working on the details.

> Sorry you have completly lost me here,


While ARP is not perfect in this regard, it did do an OK job with your

The important literal got turned into:

<xhtml:span xmlns:xhtml="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"
xhtml:dir="ltr">Chris Croome's home page</xhtml:span>

(I added the newline).
Notice that the xmlns:xhtml attribute is not in the orignal XML file, at
least not in that location. It is wholly unclear from M&S whether this is
correct or not. It is the intention of the current RDF Core WG to clarify
what is correct behaviour in this case.

Received on Monday, 4 March 2002 04:34:07 UTC

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