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Re: Relaxing qnames in SPARQL queries to allow leading digits after the colon

From: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2007 15:58:49 -0400
Message-Id: <842AC206-9461-4616-8FE0-D470A197A931@gmail.com>
To: public-rdf-dawg-comments@w3.org

I would point out that a reasonable candidate for abbreviations in  
SPARQL, which was not present the last time the matter was considered  
are CURIEs, http://www.w3.org/TR/curie/.

-Alan

On Apr 21, 2007, at 1:20 AM, Alan Ruttenberg wrote:

> qnames that I would like to have (because I deal with lots of  
> numeric identifiers) for example:  pubmed:9822577
>
> There are a lot of XML parsers out their, so fixing this for XML  
> seems like a lost cause. However, I can't see any reason why SPARQL  
> can't relax the rules.
> There are no ambiguities that I can identify and hardly any  
> installed base, so no backward compatibility issues.
>
> In fact TURTLE already relaxes the rules compared to XML (just not  
> enough), and SPARQL tightens them a little, so there is precedent  
> for mucking around.
>
> Just to be clear, I'm only concerned about SPARQL input, not what  
> it generates if it can or at some time will be able to generate  
> turtle.
>
> I am aware that the issue has been raised before, at least by  
> Jeremy Carroll, however I can't find any record of a technical  
> reason why this isn't possible - rather the response is along the  
> lines of "the WG must have thought about it since they thought of  
> so many other things and they made a final decision knowing that  
> there were limitations"
>
> Would it be too much to ask for the actual technical reason why  
> this is not possible? And if no such reason surfaces to reconsider  
> the issue?
>
> The limitation is quite annoying, but that would be tolerable if  
> there was a good reason for it.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Alan
>
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