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Re: [ALL] agenda telecon 14 Dec

From: David Wood <david@3roundstones.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2011 18:39:26 -0500
Cc: Guus Schreiber <guus.schreiber@vu.nl>, RDF WG <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <3F9B7C7D-8755-4941-8865-D940FB59DEA3@3roundstones.com>
To: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
Hi all,

The one thing that gnaws at me about this proposal is "The default graph does not have a name".  I feel (as opposed to "think") that it should be "The default graph MAY not have a name".

It is not clear to me how to name the default graph in the case where it may have one.

Also, should an RDF Dataset be allowed to be placed within another RDF Dataset?  If so, then the definition of an RDF Dataset should be appended to include "zero or more RDF Datasets".  Can someone suggest why such recursion is desired or why not?  One thing that occurs to me is I may wish to create a collection of graphs, some of which may already have been grouped by someone else.  This would allow RDF Datasets to be used in a way similar to database views.


On Dec 13, 2011, at 17:03, Richard Cyganiak wrote:

> On 13 Dec 2011, at 20:54, Guus Schreiber wrote:
>> The main thing we seem to be in limbo about is the GRAPHS debate. I suggest we devote the meeting to this theme. I have included in the agenda some discussion topics that came up in recent telecons, plus the email of Andy on TriG examples.  I suggest we also have a meta-discussion on what our options are for getting consensus.
> I suggest a straw poll:
> [[
> PROPOSAL: Close all graph model+semantics issues by accepting the RDF Datasets design [1] as the data model, and by adding no new semantics.
> ]]
> Knowing who can't live with this minimalist approach would be a form of progress IMO.
> Best,
> Richard
> [1] http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/rdf/raw-file/default/rdf-concepts/index.html#section-multigraph
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