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Re: Review of Primer

From: Mike Smith <msmith@clarkparsia.com>
Date: Wed, 20 May 2009 13:40:23 -0400
Message-ID: <42485a40905201040p297242b4uf4051e8c23cd8b85@mail.gmail.com>
To: mak@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de
Cc: W3C OWL Working Group <public-owl-wg@w3.org>
On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 06:09, Markus Krötzsch
<mak@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de> wrote:

> "If you provide xml:base for RDF/XML and OWL/XML syntaxes, you could use @base
> in the turtle example. Alternatively your could remove all bases"
>
> Do you suggest to declare @base even though it is not used? My choice of using
> bases, prefixes, entities, and namespaces in each syntactic form was motivated
> by making examples as short and similarly looking as possible. If one would
> really use @base in Turtle, one would have to write
>
> <localname>
>
> where we now write
>
> :localname
>
> But the latter is closer to the FS examples and it is also shorter. So @base
> could be declared but it would not be the preferred mechanism for abbreviation
> anyway.

I understand now and think that using the shorter, more FS-like syntax
is better.  Thanks for the response, I'm satisfied with the current
form (i.e., not adding @base).

-- 
Mike Smith

Clark & Parsia
Received on Wednesday, 20 May 2009 17:41:03 GMT

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