[XESAM] RDF vs .Desktop
Gunnar Aastrand Grimnes
gromgull at gmail.com
Sun Feb 10 07:48:25 PST 2008
Embedding XML or other markup in RDF literals is not a problem, it
must just be escaped appropriately, think CDATA is XML for instance.
On 10/02/2008, Mikkel Kamstrup Erlandsen <mikkel.kamstrup at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 09/02/2008, Liam R E Quin <liam at holoweb.net> wrote:
> > 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!
> Uhm, very interesting. I had no idea this existed. As always
> WIkipedia is of help :-)
> I do not think it will be a problem though. As far as Xesam goes the
> only place where RDF/XML is used is in the ontology. This is not meant
> to be displayed to the user as is, but is more to be considered
> "source code". In this regard I think it is fair to assume that the
> field names are in english.
> Some dynamic UIs might want to display these field names. If the field
> names are to be localized they would have to be so outside the
> ontology file(s) though. I don't think that is a problem though.
> Another place where XML is used is in the query language, but I don't
> expect that to be a problem. Clients should always xml-escape any
> externally provided strings they put in a query anyways.
> Does this make sense? I am still not 100% sure I understand exactly
> how Ruby works. Cheers,
> : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruby_character
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