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Re: RDF Primer in Turtle

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 28 May 2012 17:39:48 +0200
Message-Id: <80FCD9E9-B842-4638-90CE-75219263BC91@w3.org>
Cc: David Wood <david@3roundstones.com>, RDF WG <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
To: Steve Harris <steve.harris@garlik.com>
To make it clear, the merit is not mine. It is the old, 2004 primer; the only thing I did was to systematically remove RDF/XML, replacing it with turtle, and removing the very XML related things from the document. Obviously, section 3 on Turtle is new and, frankly, I do not even remember whether I got inspired by some other text when creating it...

But many of the examples need radical rewrite. Eg, I would not base a primer with such a prominent role to PRISM, there are more widespread vocabularies around; dc should be dcterms, etc. I thing that is also why I did not push the document at the time, I realized that in needed more work than just an RDF/XML to Turtle change...

Ivan

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On 28 May 2012, at 15:58, Steve Harris <steve.harris@garlik.com> wrote:

> For what it's worth, I consider that to be the best introduction to RDF that we have. It's rather wordy, but other than that pretty good.
> 
> - Steve
> 
> On 2012-05-26, at 07:13, Ivan Herman wrote:
> 
>> Guilty as charged... I did that years ago, but I did not publish it. The reason is that, by 2007, I also realized that the examples used in the primer were outdated, and I did not think publishing that stuff without an update of the examples was not really a good idea, so I dropped this...
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>> Ivan
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>> On 26 May 2012, at 04:09, David Wood <david@3roundstones.com> wrote:
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>>> Hi all,
>>> 
>>> I recently became aware of an attempt in 2007 to create an RDF Primer in Turtle [1].  It didn't go anywhere at the time, but perhaps it is worth revisiting the content as the new Primer is created.
>>> 
>>> Regards,
>>> Dave
>>> 
>>> [1] http://www.w3.org/2007/02/turtle/primer/
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
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