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Re: Case-insensitivity of terms

From: Toby Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2010 20:40:22 +0000
To: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, RDFa Working Group WG <public-rdfa-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20101202204022.104bde72@miranda.g5n.co.uk>
On Thu, 02 Dec 2010 15:11:37 -0500
Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com> wrote:

> Didn't we address this issue with the following text:
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/WD-rdfa-core-20101026/#s_terms
> """
> Check if the term matches an item in the list of local term mappings.
> First compare against the list case-sensitively, and if there is no
> match then compare case-insensitively. If there is a match, use the
> associated URI.
> """

No, that doesn't address the issue. It was that resolution that
*caused* the issue.

> ... or are you saying that it is indeterminate which term mapping will
> be picked?

Precisely. Neither "Agent" nor "agent" matches case-sensitively, so
case-insensitive matching occurs - and then *both* match.

Gregg proposes a solution here:

That would work, though I fear it may be confusing to explain to
document authors.

Toby A Inkster
Received on Thursday, 2 December 2010 20:40:49 UTC

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