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Re: GRAPH keyword in Turtle, PREFIX vs @prefix (was Re: Deprecate most "native" RDF serializations)

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Sun, 06 May 2012 17:54:52 -0400
Message-ID: <4FA6F32C.2070905@openlinksw.com>
To: public-rdf-wg@w3.org
On 5/6/12 3:31 PM, Sandro Hawke wrote:
> On Sun, 2012-05-06 at 13:49 -0400, Lee Feigenbaum wrote:
>> On 5/6/2012 9:01 AM, Sandro Hawke wrote:
>>> On Sat, 2012-05-05 at 21:08 -0700, Gavin Carothers wrote:
>>>> The nearness of a Turtle LC and the ongoing
>>>> confusion/conversation/whatever on named graphs is reducing my own
>>>> support for trying to support "named graphs" in Turtle.
>>> I understand.
>>>
>>> I wonder if there's any way to thread this needle -- not holding back
>>> Turtle, but not closing the door to this thing that I suspect is going
>>> to seem like a no-brainer, looking back in a couple of years.
>> Why isn't doing Turtle and also doing TriG accomplishing this? In a
>> couple of years, if named graphs are ubiquitous, then folks will just
>> use TriG. Is it a concern over media types? Something else?
> Two different issues here:
>
> - The braces around the default graph in TriG make it fail in this role.
> The syntax is always disjoint from Turtle, instead of being an
> extension/subset thing.
>
> - I'm also suggesting we allow (and prefer) "prefix" to "@prefix", and
> require a "graph" keyword, to be closer to SPARQL.
>
> I'm pretty sure these things will bug people for a good long time if we
> don't change them now.   Only PREFIX/@prefix needs to be handled before
> Turtle goes to LC.
>
> Manu also makes the point that we have way too many syntaxes, but I
> think that can be handled separately.
>
> We could rename Turtle/TriG as the SPARQL Data Language or something,
> and (someday) make it usable inside SPARQL.  :-)
>
>       -- Sandro
>
>> Lee
>>

Okay, so we could end up with:  SPADDL, for SPARQL Data Definition 
Language.  :-)
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