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Re: Turtle tests : Case-sensitivity of base and prefix directives

From: Andy Seaborne <andy@apache.org>
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2013 11:31:54 +0000
Message-ID: <5295D82A.7080506@apache.org>
To: public-rdf-comments@w3.org
Peter,

Thank you for your comment on Turtle and TriG and my apologies at the 
length of time before the Working Group has responded to you about it.

The working group has decided to leave @base and @prefix directives as 
case-sensitive in line with "traditional" Turtle.  This is captured in 
the tests turtle-syntax-bad-base-02.ttl (for Turtle) and 
trig-syntax-bad-base-02.trig (for TriG).

Thank you again for your comment.  If this response is sufficient, even 
if it not accepting your suggestion, please reply with "[RESOLVED]" in 
the subject line.

     Andy
     on behalf of the RDF Working Group


On 07/11/13 00:55, Peter Ansell wrote:
> On 21 February 2013 06:01, David Wood <david@3roundstones.com> wrote:
>> On Feb 19, 2013, at 23:55, Peter Ansell <ansell.peter@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> On 17 November 2012 05:57, Peter Ansell <ansell.peter@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> On 16 November 2012 20:02, Andy Seaborne <andy.seaborne@epimorphics.com> wrote:
>>>>> On 16/11/12 05:12, Peter Ansell wrote:
>>>>>> Is it possible to make @BASE and @PREFIX case-insensitive so that the
>>>>>> traditional Turtle @ forms are equivalent to the the SPARQL forms?
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> The tests follow the grammar as it is at the moment so that is a request to
>>>>> make a grammar change - I'll forward your comment to the WG.
>>>>
>>>> Hi Andy,
>>>>
>>>> Yes, my request was for a change to the grammar, based on recognising
>>>> in the tests that the newly included sparql directives are
>>>> case-insensitive.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks,
>>>>
>>>> Peter
>>>
>>> Given that the specification is now in Candidate Recommendation status
>>> should I assume that these changes will not be made and @base and
>>> @prefix will stay case-sensitive?
>>
>> Hi Peter,
>>
>> No, please don't assume that.  The editors will get back to you with a formal response.
>>
>> Regards,
>> Dave
>> --
>> http://about.me/david_wood
>
> Could this comment on the Turtle Candidate Recommendation (19 February
> 2013) also be considered a comment on the RDF-1.1 TriG Candidate
> Recommendation (05 November 2013) with the same resolution desired for
> both to keep them consistent.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Peter Ansell
>
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