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Re: TriG and default graphs

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2012 13:03:41 -0400
Message-ID: <50881F6D.6050802@openlinksw.com>
To: public-rdf-wg@w3.org
On 10/24/12 12:29 PM, Yves Raimond wrote:
> Hello!
>
> Just jumping on the last point that was mentioned in today's telecon, about possibly not providing any statements about what to do with a TriG default graph. I have the feeling that not doing that actually defeats the point of having a default graph at all.
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> If we can't get to an agreement on that first point, I'd really like to understand what the rationale is behind supporting default graphs in TriG, apart from backward-compatibility. When used at the BBC, default graphs have proven to be a very confusing feature, and not having any statement on what do with them would only add to the confusion.
>
> All the dataset metadata that is supposed to go in that default graph could perfectly go in another named graph, e.g. identified by the URI of the sd:Dataset in the SPARQL end-point you're generating a TriG dump from, or the URI of the TriG file itself. Personally, I'd favour a 'flat' version of TriG, where everything is a named graph.
>
> Best,
> Yves

For the record.

+1

Every useful thing needs to have a Name.

Kingsley
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