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Re: What fourth column should be

From: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2011 21:33:14 +0000
Cc: Antoine Zimmermann <antoine.zimmermann@emse.fr>, public-rdf-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <78486654-5FEE-4F5B-87BF-25BDC73CC1E9@cyganiak.de>
To: Steve Harris <steve.harris@garlik.com>
On 16 Nov 2011, at 17:59, Steve Harris wrote:
>> I would like to say that having literals in the 4th position of N-Quads is very useful.
> 
> For the record I don't feel this is a good idea.

+1

> There are many systems that implement quads, but I'm not aware of any that allow literals in the 0th/4th slot.

For the record: Sesame allows anything in the 4th slot (at least in the API, not sure about the store or how that is handled with SPARQL). I'm under the impression that Redland allows anything in the 4th slot too. At least I think it did back when I last looked at it, many years ago. N-Quads technically speaking allows anything in the 4th slot too.

> Other options would involve "reserving" a chunk of URI space to use for this kind of purpose, and I don't like that idea.

What's wrong with http://example.com/.well-known/genid/ ?

Best,
Richard
Received on Wednesday, 16 November 2011 21:33:43 GMT

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