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Re: [BLD] PS specs amendments

From: Michael Kifer <kifer@cs.sunysb.edu>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2008 18:40:36 -0400
To: "Hassan Ait-Kaci" <hak@ilog.com>
Cc: <public-rif-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20080924184036.45519918@kiferdesk>

On Wed, 24 Sep 2008 05:47:25 -0700
"Hassan Ait-Kaci" <hak@ilog.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> In the light of the recent discussions regarding parsing the
> RIF BLD into RIF XML, I would like to submit the following
> to this WG to decide.
> I propose to change the current RIF BLD EBNF to:


#1 and #4 clash with the assumptions underlying PS&DTB.
#3 is already in DTB, and I do not quite understand what you mean by #2.

Re #1, double quotes are reserved for the abridged syntax for strings in
DTB. The abridged syntax for IRIs is <...>.

I do not understand what you are trying to achieve with #4.
As far as I can see, it is not easy to reconcile this with PS, and I do not
understand why do you need this particular change.


> 1. allow IRI's only within double quotes;
> 2. do not perform expansion of relative IRI's;
> 3. allow CURIE's everywhere as specified in the EBNF today
>    as CONSTSHORT's;
> 4. allow Name's to derive CURIE's.
> With the above simple amendments, I am confident that I can
> specify a workable tokenizer and Jacc grammar for a new
> version of my BLD->XML tool.
> In order to speed things up a bit, it would be nice if the
> above issues could be settled soon, so that I can proceed
> with the new release.  I will be travelling starting
> tomorrow and will spend the whole month of October working
> in ILOG France.  I will not attend this F2F in NYC - not
> even remotely (in fact I will be in planes most of its
> duration). I will attend the F2F debrief planned for next
> Tuesday's telecon.  Only after then will I have time to
> start implementing the above amendments.
> Have a fun F2F in NY, NY (my kinda town!)...
> Cheers,
> -hak
> --
> Hassan Aït-Kaci  *  ILOG, Inc. - Product Division R&D
> http://koala.ilog.fr/wiki/bin/view/Main/HassanAitKaci
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