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RE: SPARQL: Another dditorial comment on SPARQL Last Call WD [CLOSED]

From: Seaborne, Andy <andy.seaborne@hp.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2005 13:20:39 +0100
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Tracking message.

-------- Original Message --------
> From: Ivan Herman <mailto:ivan@w3.org>
> Date: 1 September 2005 13:19
> 
> Andy,
> 
> absolutely, I think that is now clear for the reader.
> 
> Thank you
> 
> Ivan
> 
> Seaborne, Andy wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > Ivan Herman wrote:
> > 
> > > Some hair splitting again on the editorial side.
> > > 
> > > In 2.8, RDF Collection, it simply says that (1 ?x 3) is an
> > > alternative for
> > > 
> > > _:b0  rdf:first  1 .
> > > _:b0  rdf:rest   _:b1 .
> > > _:b1  rdf:first  ?x .
> > > _:b1  rdf:rest   _:b2 .
> > > _:b2  rdf:first  3 .
> > > _:b2  rdf:rest   rdf:nil .
> > > 
> > > It may be worth adding (or reformulating the text) that a triple
> > > pattern: 
> > > 
> > > > a :b (1 ?x 3).
> > > 
> > > is then *replaced* by the triple:
> > > 
> > > > a :b _:b0.
> > > 
> > > where _:b0 is the one above (ie, the (1 ?x 3) is not mechanically
> > > replaced by the stuff above, it would be syntactically incorrect
> > > because it would lead to a duplicated full stop...).
> > > 
> > > It may be obvious but I think it is worth making it clear.
> > > 
> > > Ivan
> > > 
> > > 
> > 
> > Ivan,
> > 
> > Afetr changes based on your previous comments, the "RDF Collections"
> > section says that 
> > 
> >   (1 ?x 3) :p "w" .
> > 
> > is short for:
> > 
> >   _:b0  :p  "w" .
> >   _:b0  rdf:first  1 .
> >   _:b0  rdf:rest   _:b1 .
> >   _:b1  rdf:first  ?x .
> >   _:b1  rdf:rest   _:b2 .
> >   _:b2  rdf:first  3 .
> >   _:b2  rdf:rest   rdf:nil .
> > 
> > to avoid saying that the list is replaced by the triples (which
would
> > indeed be syntactically wrong).  It's not so much that any triple is
> > *replaced* (the triples really are there) - it's about how they are
> > written down. 
> > 
> > Does "is short for" meet your comment?
> > 
> >     Andy
> > 
> > 
> 
> --
> 
> Ivan Herman
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