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Re: [Fwd: Major technical comment: identifier length]

From: Bijan Parsia <bparsia@isr.umd.edu>
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2006 10:58:57 -0500
Message-Id: <5105795f396c1c21df73a68a7ccd83fa@isr.umd.edu>
Cc: andy.seaborne@hp.com, RDF Data Access Working Group <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>

On Jan 13, 2006, at 8:47 AM, Dan Connolly wrote:

> On Fri, 2006-01-13 at 12:17 +0000, Seaborne, Andy wrote:
> [...]
>> So, without a framework for making a reasoned choice of length, we 
>> might be
>> just arbitrarily picking one (like 256 or 1024).  I'd want to see a 
>> concrete
>> case where it is causing difficulty.
> OK, let's please have a test with identifiers that
> share the first 1024 or so characters before they differ.
> That will
>   (a) clarify that yes, we mean what the grammar says: identifiers
>   can be as long as a piece of string.
>   (b) make it likely that anybody with limits in their code will
>   discover this issue and report it to us if it matters.
> Steve, are you in the mood to add such a test? Or maybe you, Andy,
> as you have done many of the syntax related tests? Or Jeen?

I think I could generate a test for an arbitrary number of query 
variables (spinning off from some stuff I've done for performance 
benchmarking). Is that of interest? What number of variables? 300?

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