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Local names may now start with a digit?

From: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2012 11:41:33 -0400
To: public-rdf-comments <public-rdf-comments@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1340898093.2779.4778.camel@dbooth-laptop>
I notice that the Turtle grammar now permits a local name to begin with
a digit, such as foo:1234 or _:5678 .   
As far as I remember, this is a divergence from RDF/XML, because XML
local names are not permitted to start with a digit.  When I check the
RDF WG list of resolutions I see no mention of this change, so 

I am wondering about the rationale for this change, but I see no mention
of it in the RDF WG list of resolutions:

Was this divergence discussed?  And if so, can someone please supply a
pointer to the rationale?  


David Booth, Ph.D.

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