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Re: unicode escapes in prefix names

From: Andy Seaborne <andy.seaborne@epimorphics.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2011 15:35:54 +0000
Message-ID: <4ECD12DA.2000508@epimorphics.com>
To: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
CC: public-rdf-wg@w3.org

On 23/11/11 15:23, Richard Cyganiak wrote:
> On 23 Nov 2011, at 15:14, Andy Seaborne wrote:
>>> SPARQL 1.0 allows unicode escapes everywhere.
>>> The current plan of the SPARQL WG seems to be to allow it nowhere except in strings, IRIs and prefixed names. This seems to be ok with the SPARQL WG's charter.
>>> But allowing it only in strings and IRIs would*not*  be ok with the charter?
>>> That seems to be an odd place to draw the line.
>> It is everywhere that, currently, non-ASCII characters can be meaning fully used.
> Variable names? Blank node labels?

True - they aren't included.  It's ways to write URIs and lexicals.

 >>That seems to be an odd place to draw the line.

However, let us not forget that the issue of whether it expands the 
range of expressible characters.  It does not.


> Best,
> Richard
Received on Wednesday, 23 November 2011 15:36:21 UTC

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