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Turtle version 2006-01-02

From: Dave Beckett <dave@dajobe.org>
Date: Mon, 02 Jan 2006 18:49:18 -0800
Message-ID: <43B9E62E.4030508@dajobe.org>
To: public-cwm-talk@w3.org
CC: Arjohn Kampman <arjohn.kampman@aduna.biz>, Jeen Broekstra <jeen.broekstra@aduna.biz>

I've just done a major update to the Turtle RDF syntax folding in many
changes and comments that have been pending for some time.  The latest
version is at
and includes a detailed changelog however the primary reason for the
update is to align more with SPARQL as it has progressed.   The major
changes since the last big version at the end of 2004 are as follows:

* QNames updated (as long suggested) to follow XML 1.1 naming.
* Added double and decimal literal formats
* Added optional +/- sign prefix for numeric types.
* Added """long strings""" which can have #x9 #xA #xD whitespace.
* Expanded and clarified the string escapes description.
* Added a Turtle differences from SPARQL section.
* Added additional test cases for most of the above!

I hope it's ok to continue discussing Turtle on this list as
co-ordination with cwm & N3 is important to me.  I think we've pretty
much agreed on the decimal/double change on IRC, also co-ordinated with
the DAWG and SPARQL.

There are a few pending changes and I know several people are working on
new and updated parsers for Turtle, which is enouraging for me.
Especially thanks to Arjohn and Jeen for their series of comments,
feedback and tricky questions on Turtle that prompted me to get this out.

I'm sure there will be more questions, bring them on!


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