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Re: Turtle version 2006-01-02

From: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2006 09:58:19 -0500
Message-Id: <5FDFB3E6-51E1-4222-99BA-D0749308EC45@w3.org>
Cc: cwm <public-cwm-talk@w3.org>, Arjohn Kampman <arjohn.kampman@aduna.biz>, Jeen Broekstra <jeen.broekstra@aduna.biz>, Yosi Scharf <syosi@mit.edu>
To: Dave Beckett <dave@dajobe.org>

Dave,

The decimal formats I am happy with as a change to N3, as we discussed
on IRC.

Is there any way on which Turtle an/or SparQL have diverged from rather
than converged with N3?  Has anyone done the work to demonstrate
(automatically) a mapping between these three?

Tim


On Jan 2 2006, at 21:49, Dave Beckett wrote:

>
> 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
>   http://www.dajobe.org/2004/01/turtle/
> 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!
>
> Cheers
>
> Dave
>
>
>
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