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Re: I18N-ISSUE-187: escape syntax [TURTLE]

From: John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.org>
Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2012 13:54:11 -0400
To: Eric Prud'hommeaux <eric@w3.org>
Cc: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>, Gavin Carothers <gavin@carothers.name>, www-international@w3.org, Internationalization Core Working Group Issue Tracker <sysbot+tracker@w3.org>, public-rdf-comments Comments <public-rdf-comments@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20120907175411.GG16629@mercury.ccil.org>
Eric Prud'hommeaux scripsit:

> I expect that there is exactly 0 real data out there using
> \UXXXXXXXX. If others presume the same, we could shed \U
> altogether or reduce it to 6 digits (per I18N-ISSUE-191, bottom of
> <http://www.w3.org/mid/E1TA0zY-0003XQ-KX@nelson.w3.org>).

You're probably right.  But reducing it to 6 digits silently changes the
meaning of \U00000391 from capital alpha to a ^C followed by the digits 91.
That's a Bad Thing.  Add a new syntax and/or abolish the old, but don't
change its meaning.

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