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Re: "Simple Lists" (was Re: ISSUE-77: Should we mark rdf:Seq as archaic (cf ISSUE-24))

From: Ian Davis <ian.davis@talis.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Oct 2011 23:48:16 +0100
Message-ID: <CAAiX05FZZ+Yc9OABJBRQFn+rxtC56_A-T9dgMT4OWQ4L7oVbkw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
Cc: public-rdf-wg@w3.org, Andy Seaborne <andy.seaborne@epimorphics.com>
On 15 Oct 2011 23:35, "Sandro Hawke" <sandro@w3.org> wrote:
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> On Sat, 2011-10-15 at 19:35 +0100, Andy Seaborne wrote:
> > I think the only complete solution will involve putting structural
> > literals into RDF itself, so they are not triple-encoded and can't be
> > 'bad'.  When treated as first-class literals with equality rules,
> > accessors, and combining rules, then implementations can store them
> > specially, provide good APIs, and application programmer won't have to
> > learn about the encoding rules.
>
> That sounds pretty hard.  Do you have some design in mind...?
>

This sounds like a list datatype that rdf stores could handle internally.
Many already handle dates and provide special functions to access date
components.

>     - Sandro
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>

Ian

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