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Re: explanation of I18N-ISSUE-190: attempting to erase combining marks?

From: Eric Prud'hommeaux <eric@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2012 08:13:31 -0400
To: RDF-WG WG <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>, Internationalization Core Working Group <www-international@w3.org>
Cc: Gavin Carothers <gavin@carothers.name>
Message-ID: <20121002121329.GI27799@w3.org>
* Eric Prud'hommeaux <eric@w3.org> [2012-10-02 01:18-0400]
> explanation of I18N-ISSUE-190: attempting to erase combining marks?
> ===============================================================
> 
> Issue: Section 6.4. PN_CHARS_BASE erases various Unicode ranges without explanation. This appears to be an attempt to eliminate combining marks and the surrogates?
> 
> Turtle's PN_CHARS_BASE
> <http://www.w3.org/rdf-clean/rdf-turtle/index.html#grammar-production-PN_CHARS_BASE>

make that <http://www.w3.org/TR/turtle/#grammar-production-PN_CHARS_BASE>

> is derivative of XML's NameStartChar
> <http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/REC-xml-20081126/#NT-NameStartChar>,
> presumably leveraging the wisdom which went into XML
> identifiers. Changing this would have very large compatibility impact
> on SPARQL, RDF/XML, OWL's XML format, GRDDL, etc. Is there motivation
> to change XML?
> 
> 
> Please indicate whether this address the stated issue.
> -- 
> -ericP

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-ericP
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