Re: A question for RDF parser implementers - whitespace

Quoting Graham Klyne <>:

My inclination is to pass 
> the original literal, with whitespace intact, and allow the subsequent 
> datatype processing to treat it with the same effect as if the whiteSpace 
> had been eliminated by schema validation.  For this purpose, the whitespace 
> facet is implicitly part of the datatype.

Anything that is trying to obtain some representation of the value of the
datatype would have to be prepared to do this whitespace removal AFAICS, so it
seems reasonable.

Jon Hanna
"If the wolves come out of the walls, it's all over."
- Neil Gaiman _The Wolves in the Walls_

Received on Wednesday, 7 July 2004 04:18:36 UTC