Request for review of Turtle (an RDF serialization) media type: text/turtle

Felix Sasaki fsasaki at
Thu Dec 20 01:50:53 CET 2007

James Cloos wrote:
>>>>>> "Eric" == Eric Prud'hommeaux <eric at> writes:
> Eric> Encoding considerations:
> Eric>   The syntax of Turtle is expressed over code points in
> Eric>   Unicode[UNICODE].  The encoding is always UTF-8 [RFC3629]; the
> Eric>   charset parameter is not needed; though it may be included so
> Eric>   long as the value is 'UTF-8'.
> Shouldn't the normative reference be to the UCS (ISO 10646) rather than
> to Unicode?  The Universal Character Set is the international standard.
I'm sure Eric knows the explanation below on how to reference Unicode 
and / or ISO 10464 ...
see esp.
"Since specifications in general need both a definition for their 
characters and the semantics associated with these characters, 
specifications SHOULD include a reference to the Unicode Standard, 
whether or not they include a reference to ISO/IEC 10646."

I think this is applicable also for this case.


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