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

From: Gavin Carothers <gavin@carothers.name>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2015 13:18:44 -0800
Message-ID: <CAPqY83wnAcN779fBfNkrbFv7bHXYPw6ishkBLao2HrsTVXJEqg@mail.gmail.com>
To: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>
Cc: "public-rdf-comments@w3.org" <public-rdf-comments@w3.org>
My recollection is that there was not consensus about what language to use
to say that the same document with text/turtle vs application/trig produced
a graph and the other a data set. Nor about the direction of the
relationship (subset, superset) between them. There's some language in the
primer but that's about it.


On Sat, Feb 28, 2015 at 5:23 PM, David Booth <david@dbooth.org> wrote:

> 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
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