From SPARQL Working Group
Thank you for the feedback. The SPARQL working group intends to keep this feature.
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On behalf of the SPARQL WG
> Regarding this at-risk feature: > > Allow certain character escape sequences in the local > part of prefixed names. Thesa are the non-alphanumeric > characters allowed in an IRI path. The characters are > ~.-!$&'()*+,;=:/?#@%_. > > I am somewhat in favor of this change, though I am open > to being convinced differently. On the minus side, it adds > the same functionality as percent encoding, but percent > encoding is more uniform, because that is the format that is > already produced by the SPARQL Function ENCODE_FOR_URI. So for > machine-generation of local names, it seems inferior to percent > encoding. But on the plus side, it provides a convenience > for human reading and writing of certain local names.