Re: Why are classes and URIs case sensitivity?

A question that I have had about this is whether there is any "policy" 
(to the extent that has such things) about having a class and 
a property with the same term, the only difference being the case of the 
first letter. It strikes me that such a situation could be error 
prone.... but I don't know if examples already exist in schema.


On 12/4/13 8:43 AM, Martin Hepp wrote:
> The short answer is that
> - URIs are by definition case sensitive and
> - CamelCase is considered an ergonomic technique for marking words in strings, in particular identifiers. Other choices like dots (.), dashes/minus (-) or underscore (_) are, in the eyes of many, less legible and/or less efficient to type.
> Without getting in the full story, URIs used as identifiers are always identical only if they are the same character-by-character, while a server can support various techniques for dealing with slight variations in, e.g. missing trailing slashes or differences in capitalization when fulfilling a request to return a representation for a URI ("dereferencing").
> Of course, the server could be more tolerant to spelling mistakes and redirect requests to the proper capitalization, but that is a different story.
> Martin
> On Dec 4, 2013, at 5:20 PM, Jarno van Driel wrote:
>> After a discussion with +Aaron Bradley I had a question I thought was worth posting here...
>> Why is uppercasing the first letter of each (subsequent) word being used for classes and URIs?
>> Now this question has an SEO origin, since it's considered bad practice to have URLs return different content depending on upper- and/or lowercasing (part of) the URL. I was wondering why classes and URIs deviate from this.
>> Now I bet there are good reasons for this but I can't find a clear description about the 'why' and hoped one of you could clarify this for me.
>> Thanks in advance,
>> Jarno van Driel
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