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Re: [Turtle] Misc initial thoughts

From: Nathan <nathan@webr3.org>
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2011 20:51:33 +0000
Message-ID: <4D6C0AD5.7080409@webr3.org>
To: Andy Seaborne <andy.seaborne@epimorphics.com>
CC: RDF-WG <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
Andy Seaborne wrote:
> These are more some useful things to do ... some quite mundane ...

agree, +1

> (e.g. what's allowed in a prefixed name).

... and is the colon part of it?

> We could add the tokens for variables, keywords, and the symbols "{", 
> "}" and so one set of tokens will cover evolutions of N3, N-Triples, 
> N-Quads, Turtle, TriG and SPARQL as well as be a possible starting point 
> for any other languages of the same style (a rules format; a CSV-like 
> results format, or RDF-Tuples; domain specific formats).

good move, the definitions in n3.n3 are quite good I've found.

> The N-Triples format

are we going to be standardizing n-triples with a registered mime type 
in this group? would be very useful to get done.

> IRIs .. UTF-8.

remembering n-triples is 7-bit us-ascii (? iirc)

> A MIME type which is not text/plain would be helpful.

ahh yes, i should have read on before mentioning above, +1

> == Charset
> 
> All UTF-8. People do write "UTF-8 N-triples".  This is a change to 
> N-Triples and N-Quads that is backwards compatible.

text tree standardization issues potentially, has always been a stickler 
to n3, even still whilst trying to iana register again - application/ 
tree doesn't have this problem - just something to remember / be aware of.

best,

nathan
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