[XESAM] RDF vs .Desktop

Liam R E Quin liam at holoweb.net
Sat Feb 9 11:21:15 PST 2008

On Sat, 2008-02-09 at 16:04 +0100, Mikkel Kamstrup Erlandsen wrote:
> On 09/02/2008, Liam R E Quin <liam at holoweb.net> wrote:
> > On Fri, 2007-05-18 at 09:22 +0200, Gunnar Aastrand Grimnes wrote:
> > [...]
> > > At the end of the day not so many people will write this format by
> > > hand.
> >
> > A question, though -- how does this work if markup is needed in
> > names, e.g. for Ruby?  Or is that not an issue?
> >
> I'm not sure I understand the question here. How could ruby have
> problems serializing/deserializing a file in a specific format..?

Ruby here is a form of annotation used in Japanese, and not a
programming language.  It means that what is a plain string
in English or French may have XML markup in it in Japanese.

Some metadata formats - including RDF - may have difficulty
representing "mixed content" - strings with a mix of
text and markup, like an HTML paragraph.

Sorry for any confusion!


> Cheers,
> Mikkel
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