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Re: [N-Quads] N-Quads spec should say it is a superset of N-Triples

From: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 20:23:20 -0500
Message-ID: <54F26A08.40309@dbooth.org>
To: public-rdf-comments@w3.org
On 02/28/2015 12:40 PM, Andy Seaborne wrote:
> On 27/02/15 23:22, David Booth wrote:
>> For whenever the next update is made . . .
>>
>> The N-Quads spec
>> http://www.w3.org/TR/2014/REC-n-quads-20140225/
>> should say up front that every N-Triples document is also an N-Quads
>> document, rather than forcing the reader to guess or try to figure it
>> out from comparing the two specifications.
>>
>> Similarly, the N-Triples spec should say that N-Triples is a subset of
>> N-Quads.   It already says that it is a subset of Turtle:
>> "N-Triples is an easy to parse line-based subset of Turtle [TURTLE]."
>
> Slightly "devil's advocate" but while it is a subset by syntax, it is
> not exactly a subset in all ways.
>
> When bytes are treated as N-Quads it means the default graph of a
> dataset; as N-triples, it does not say that.

That might be worth saying too.

Thanks,
David Booth
Received on Sunday, 1 March 2015 01:23:48 UTC

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