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Turtle, turtle...

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2007 13:00:20 +0200
Message-ID: <466E7CC4.7010204@w3.org>
To: Dave Beckett <dave@dajobe.org>
CC: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>, Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>, W3C N3-Turtle discussion list <public-n3-discuss@w3.org>

I promised in Banff I will bug you:-)

First of all, I have refreshed the Turtle version of the RDF primer that
I did a few month ago:


which still needs a good review, but it is ready for it at least.

There is clearly a possible discussion on the content. Indeed, my goal
was to stay as close as possible to the original text[1] although, I
admit, my fingers were itching to rewrite certain things or remove
certain section altogether (eg, bags and sequences). However, I believe
that from a didactic point of view keeping to the original
recommendation may be the best thing to have to make it very clear to
the community that RDF/XML is only one serialization and Turtle is
another one... Besides, once we engage into more detailed changes, it
could open up the floodgates of endless discussions which I am sure we
should do.

However... the issue is how to move on with the "real" stuff. I know you
had in mind to have a spec and tutorial based on the documents you have.
But, in view of your time and mine, I wonder whether we should not try
to do something quicker. I can very well imagine to take the current
turtle spec you have, make the changes alongside the open issues on the
language and turn it into a W3C note as is. Even that version (plus the
turtle version of the primer) would lead to public discussion, I am
sure, and will take time. However, it still looks like the quickest way
to go. We can then think about a dedicated tutorial or something, to be
published as a _separate_ interest group note which you can do or we can
do when we have the time. My goal is really to have a stable W3C note
for turtle as is...

I may have some empty cycles in July, so I can take the current document
and turn it into a W3C Note format if this helps...


[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/REC-rdf-primer-20040210/

Ivan Herman, W3C Semantic Web Activity Lead
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