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Re: XML Redux
- From: Kurt Cagle <email@example.com>
- To: John Cowan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2011 16:44:44 -0500
The ^^ notation in N3 has always rather bothered me, if only because visually, the ^ character in text tends to blend in, but I also know that if programmers had their druthers all keyboards would include an additional 100 non-alphabetic characters.
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On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 4:17 PM, John Cowan <email@example.com>
Michael Kay scripsit:
Sounds good to me, and I like the name "Jaxon", which currently seems
> What data structures do we need? Basically those in JSON, plus
> structured text.
to be mostly used as a spelling variant of "Jackson".
> * Maps (key - value pairs)
> * Sequences of values
> * Strings, numbers, booleans
> * Text elements
JSON's important features, then you might as well go a little further:
* The full range of IEEE 754 floats
* Language tagging in data
* XSD simple types
I'd add 0.inf, -0.inf, and 0.nan syntax for infinities and NaNs, ISO
> For syntax, extend JSON with one additional kind of value - the text
> element - which looks like an XML element today, except that the
> attributes are replaced by a property of an element called its metadata
> which may be any of the above kind of values - most often a map, but not
8601 syntax for gDate and gDateTime, and the ability to add XSD simple
type names (prepended with "^^") and language tags (prepended with "@")
to a JSON literal in either order. N3 allows this on string literals
only, but 32^^integer seems better to me than "32"^^integer.
It would probably make sense to allow only a subset of simple types.
The Unicode Standard does not encode John Cowan
idiosyncratic, personal, novel, or private http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
use characters, nor does it encode logos
or graphics. firstname.lastname@example.org
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