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Re: types of "graphs"

From: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
Date: Wed, 9 May 2012 21:52:18 +0100
Cc: <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <3BBCBC60-C707-4B92-BD3F-03400627E420@cyganiak.de>
To: Guus Schreiber <guus.schreiber@vu.nl>
On 9 May 2012, at 17:17, Guus Schreiber wrote:
> if people say something in RDF it is always in some box/space (in 2004-terms: the global box/space). So, people never create/store/query g-snaps, only containers (and transferring/storing them through some g-text). G-snaps just provide us with a mathematical view that allows us to reason with the contents of containers. This means we only need to provide mechanisms for typing g-boxes. Containers are by default dynamic, but for pragmatic reasons we might want to have a mechanism to say we consider a g-box to be frozen (which essentially is only a social contract).

This sounds very sensible to me.

> Ergo: we only need a type for a frozen g-box in our spec.

Why do *we* need to define the term for a frozen g-box? Why not leave it to the community?

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