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Re: '.' in (but not ending) a QName

From: Richard Cyganiak <richard.cyganiak@hp.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2005 14:15:22 +0100
To: Eric Prud'hommeaux <eric@w3.org>
Cc: Stan Devitt <stan.devitt@agfa.com>, public-rdf-dawg-comments@w3.org
Message-Id: <1119878122.3669.99.camel@dhcp-92-7.hpl.hp.com>

On Mon, 2005-06-27 at 08:23 -0400, Eric Prud'hommeaux wrote:
> > Given that "."  has a very sensitive and specific punctuation role  in the 
> > "n3  family" of grammars  we should 
> > strive for " XML like" rather than 100% compliance.    I suggest that 
> > reasonable here is to allow "." inside tokens, 
> > but not at the end.

+1. I've been recently bitten by that issue, and wasted half an hour
chasing what I thought was a bug somewhere in my data or my query
engine.

The space before the "." should be optional everywhere, or required
everywhere.


> The downside of _not_ allowing "a." is that it will be impossible to
> query RDF data in this form:
> 
> <rdf:Description>
>   <foo:bar.>value<foo:bar.>
> </rdf:Description>

Expand the QName?

Just my $0.02.

Or rather:

Just my $0.02 .

Richard
Received on Monday, 27 June 2005 13:15:29 GMT

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