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Re: 1.5 RDF and Change Over Time

From: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2012 12:18:09 +0000
Cc: RDF WG <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <0D9738CC-1AC0-47AE-B116-7F7C5449091C@cyganiak.de>
To: nathan@webr3.org
On 22 Nov 2012, at 00:14, Nathan wrote:
>>> - "We informally use the term RDF source to refer to a persistent yet mutable source or container of RDF graphs."
>>> + "We informally use the term RDF source to refer to a persistent yet mutable source or provider of RDF graphs."
>> I'd like to keep “container” here to leave the definition broader.
>> How about replacing “source” with “provider”? They are near synonyms, and “source” is already in the defined term itself.
> 
> Perhaps, I guess my main concern was the plural container of graphs, it conveyed to me that I may reasonably expect to get back multiple graphs when I poked an RDF source, since it may contain many graphs.

IMO, the two sentences that follow make sufficiently clear that its state at any given time is one RDF graph.

Best,
Richard


> 
> Containing multiple graphs is quite different to containing multiple triples.
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> Thanks for everything else that follows ->
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> Best, nathan
> 
>>> - "RDF sources may change their state over time. That is, they may contain different RDF graphs at different times."
>>> + "RDF sources may change their state over time. That is, they may provide different RDF graphs at different times."
>> Well, works for me, so changed.
>>> As a minor note, 3.1 the definition of a Triple, "An RDF triple contains three components", does this differ in any way from "An RDF triple is comprised of three components", and if not, is the latter a possible editorial change?
>> I agree, “contains” implies that there might be identity that is independent from the “contents”. The proposed “is comprised of” fixes that, but sounds complicated. I changed it to "consists of", perhaps a good middle ground.
>> Best,
>> Richard
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