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Re: Comments on RDF Spaces document

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 26 May 2012 18:09:57 +0200
Cc: public-rdf-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <1A15A10A-C296-430B-8E7B-E39E1E9F87FA@w3.org>
To: Andy Seaborne <andy.seaborne@epimorphics.com>

On May 26, 2012, at 17:52 , Andy Seaborne wrote:

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> 
> On 26/05/12 16:19, Ivan Herman wrote:
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>>>> 3.2 Quad and Quadset
>>> 
>>> Why is this needed? Propose remove.
>> 
>> I am lukewarm about this, I must say. On the one hand, indeed, we
>> could have named graphs (or whatever we call them) defined without
>> explicit quads. One the other hand: shouldn't we, somewhere in our
>> documents (remember that I look at this document as a 'gathering
>> place') define quads? After all, they *are* widely used, and some
>> sort of a relationships to named graphs should be defined somewhere.
>> 
>> So I am not sure myself... But I am not as clear-cut as you are.
> 
> I think it can be useful to state what a quad is (maybe "define", maybe not), but it is an implementation technique and it is not the only one for datasets.

This makes sense. But we do have requests to define NQuads, for example. Ie, we do have to define this *somewhere*...

I.


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> 	Andy
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