[sc34wg3] Fwd: Re: CTM: Semicolons and the "main" identity
heuer at semagia.com
Thu Jan 29 11:32:46 EST 2009
FYI, forgot to include the list, sorry.
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>> Should this "main" identity require a semicolon?
> I think this looks dreadful. It's also illogical if you consider the
> semicolons to be terminators (or separators) of statements, because
> this basically separates the identity from the statements.
> I can't think of any reason to do this.
We discussed this at the Topic Maps channel, but now I remember why I
thought it would be more consistent: All subject identifiers, subject
locators and item identifiers require a semicolon, only the very first
identity does not require the semicolon.
john isa person; # No semicolon
http://en.wikipedia.org/John_Lennon; # Semicolon
http://de.wikipedia.org/John_Lennon. # Semicolon (or .)
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