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Re: ISSUE-18: How do we parse "18." in Turtle?

From: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 01 Apr 2011 12:22:41 -0400
To: David Wood <david.wood@talis.com>
Cc: public-rdf-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <1301674961.2139.1193.camel@waldron>
On Fri, 2011-04-01 at 12:00 -0400, David Wood wrote:
> 
> Compatibility between W3C specs should take precedence over preference
> considerations.

Of course, but I'm only using my "personal preference" as a stand-in for
what I believe is a widely held preference.  If I thought it were just
me, I would never have brought it up.   

I think a sufficiently widely-held preference should take preference
over compatibility between specs.   And maybe SPARQL can fix this,
although they have much less motivation to because their users are of
necessity much more technically inclined than ours.   (It's always going
to be harder to write queries than to write assertions.)

Perhaps we should try to find out how many people are relying on
omitting trailing digits in SPARQL and how users feel about the
requirement to sometimes put spaces before periods.    

The prolog community might have some insights here, since Prolog also
uses dots as both decimal points and statement terminators.

     -- Sandro
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