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Re: strawman draft of "RDF Data Layers and Datasets"

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Date: Wed, 2 May 2012 17:44:36 +0200
Message-ID: <CAFfrAFo=CkCB=i4SZ5S6JWwQk4+nwAsQJmiupG-rGNOpD-LG9w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Guus Schreiber <guus.schreiber@vu.nl>
Cc: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>, public-rdf-wg <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
On 2 May 2012 16:47, Guus Schreiber <guus.schreiber@vu.nl> wrote:
> On 02-05-2012 15:42, Sandro Hawke wrote:
>> I took the liberty of moving forward with drafting a possible spec, so
>> we have something to look at.   Several sections are empty, but I'm
>> pretty happy with what's there.  The example is that same as on the
>> "Layers" page on the wiki.
>
> Terminology issue (I would by no means want to disturb any arising
> consensus).
>
> I don't think the term "layer" will do the required trick. I cannot but
> associate it with vertical relations. The term we choose should have both
> vertical and horizontal connotations. I'd prefer "box": boxes can be put
> next to each other or on top of each other.
>
> Feel free to ignore for the moment.

RDF data can also be stitched together into a single flat thing, like a quilt.

The main reason I like 'layer' (and surface) is that data integration
is RDF's defining and most under-sold feature, and this metaphor does
highlight that feature...

Dan
Received on Wednesday, 2 May 2012 15:45:08 GMT

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