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Re: PROV-ISSUE-353 (optional-id-syntactic-marker): Introduce a syntactic marker for when optional id is expressed [prov-n]

From: James Cheney <jcheney@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 15 May 2012 14:17:32 +0100
Message-Id: <A0D203E8-BF31-4DC0-8187-2D0ACD39C526@inf.ed.ac.uk>
To: Provenance Working Group <public-prov-wg@w3.org>
This has been addressed by editorial changes to PROV-N, using semicolons to separate the optional id.

This decreases ambiguity so I'm closing the issue.

--James

On Apr 19, 2012, at 3:12 PM, Provenance Working Group Issue Tracker wrote:

> PROV-ISSUE-353 (optional-id-syntactic-marker): Introduce a syntactic marker for when optional id is expressed [prov-n]
> 
> http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/track/issues/353
> 
> Raised by: James Cheney
> On product: prov-n
> 
> 
> Implement rule for optional first argument
> 
> - id is at the beginning and followed by a different symbol (say, semicolon) if present, to make it trivial to see whether there's an id present;
> 
> 
> Another possibility could be to prefix the id argument with a special character such as @ in order to make its special role as the optional first-argument identifier clear:
> 
> wasGeneratedBy(@id,e,a,-)
> wasGeneratedBy(e,a,-)
> 
> instead of 
> wasGeneratedBy(id,  e,a,-)
> wasGeneratedBy(e,a,-)
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 


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