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Re: Inverse properties in Turtle

From: David Wood <david@3roundstones.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2012 16:48:48 -0400
Cc: public-rdf-comments@w3.org
Message-Id: <FC7E2EAB-00F6-444E-ADB4-08889ECC1B65@3roundstones.com>
To: Dave Beckett <dave@dajobe.org>
Hi Dave,

Thanks for your comment.  The Turtle spec editors will be asking TimBL for his reaction to this and other concerns raised at the WG.


On Aug 10, 2012, at 13:25, Dave Beckett <dave@dajobe.org> wrote:

> Dear RDF Working Group
> I was prompted to make a comment on adding inverse properties in Turtle
> (also called 'is xxx of' in N3).
> I personally think this is a bad idea at this stage of Turtle's live,
> for several reasons:
> 1. There was no *high* demand for it over the years.
> 2. It is confusing to users since you now have to explain why the arrows
>   can go backwards as well as forwards.
> 3. It is not in SPARQL's data syntax.
> 4. There is a high bar to add a new feature to an existing, well
>   understood and implemented language like Turtle.  This feature does not
>   fit that in my judgement.
> So my request is that you do not add it.
> Thanks
> Dave
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