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Re: TC#88: Interpretation of _: CURIE

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 18 May 2008 22:00:06 +0200
Message-ID: <48308AC6.5060102@w3.org>
To: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Cc: RDFa mailing list <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>
'_:' is _a_ BNode. Ie: there _one_ BNode (within the RDF Graph generated 
for that HTML file, of course) that is identified by '_:'. This can be 
deduced from the wording of the CURIE specification (maybe a more 
explicit note would be welcome, though...)

The alternative that was discussed was that each occurrence of '_:' 
would generate a _new_ BNode (a bit like using the '[' character in 
turtle). This alternative was rejected.

Ivan

Manu Sporny wrote:
> I can't find anything in either the RDFa Syntax Document or the CURIE
> Syntax spec that explicitly states what the proper interpretation of the
> _: CURIE should be...
> 
> Can't seem to remember what we had settled on... just want to know if
> TC#88 is correct or not.
> 
> Reading the RDFa Syntax Document literally, I'm interpreting _: to mean
> "the first bnode that is generated"?
> 
> -- manu
> 

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