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Re: minor technical on A.3 Keywords

From: Seaborne, Andy <andy.seaborne@hp.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2006 13:00:21 +0000
Message-ID: <43CCEA65.8080709@hp.com>
To: Fred Zemke <fred.zemke@oracle.com>
CC: public-rdf-dawg-comments@w3.org

Fred Zemke wrote:
> Annex A.3 Keywords
> it does not make sense that the keyword 'a' can only
> be written in lowercase, unlike all other keywords.  Evidently you have
> a precedent in Turtle and N3.  However, it is not an incompatibility to
> allow 'A' and 'a' to be synonyms in SPARQL even if the uppercase form is
> not found in Turtle or N3; this just makes you a superset of them.
> Fred Zemke

The goal of the syntax is to reuse Turtle and N3 so, where it lifts from
them, it remains as close as possible.  This applies to the CONSTRUCT template
as well.  In fact, the new version of Turtle sticks close to SPARQL.

I hope this responds to your comment - please let us know if it does.

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