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Re: ISSUE-19: Should TURTLE allow triples like "[ :p 123 ]." as SPARQL does ?

From: Peter Frederick Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2011 08:35:47 -0400
Message-ID: <20110404.083547.834840488438304742.pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
To: <sandro@w3.org>
CC: <alexhall@revelytix.com>, <steve.harris@garlik.com>, <andy.seaborne@epimorphics.com>, <richard@cyganiak.de>, <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>, <sysbot+tracker@w3.org>
From: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
Subject: Re: ISSUE-19: Should TURTLE allow triples like "[ :p 123 ]." as SPARQL does ?
Date: Sun, 3 Apr 2011 08:52:25 -0500


> To make your preference, which I share, slightly more objective:
> Turtle square brackets allow one to write data in a subject-oriented
> style instead of triple-oriented style.  This is something we've been
> talking about for JSON, a little.   It's the only way native JSON or XML
> allows data to be written, which I take a solid evidence it's a style
> that is relatively natural and comfortable to people.
> So, Turtle lets you write either way -- triple or subject oriented.

This is a surprise to me.

I don't think that you can say something like, for example.
  ex:John ex:loves < ex:Mary ex:hates ex:John >
which I would expect you to be able to if Turtle was truely subject
oriented (except at top level).

> Except at the top level.  That's what ISSUE-19 is about.  I say "yes" to
> ISSUE-19 because I think when you're working in a subject-oriented
> style, you shouldn't have to step out of it just because you're at the
> top level.
>      -- Sandro

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