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

From: David Wood <david.wood@talis.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2011 12:35:49 -0400
Cc: public-rdf-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <2BEF1169-7208-4E17-BE4B-53C67DEC015B@talis.com>
To: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
+1.  If we gain consensus that way, then we can talk to the SPARQL WG.  My comment still stands.


On Apr 1, 2011, at 12:22, Sandro Hawke wrote:

> 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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