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Re: ISSUE-29: Re: When is equal and when is it nonequal (eg, the IRI interface)

From: Nathan <nathan@webr3.org>
Date: Thu, 05 Aug 2010 13:52:53 +0100
Message-ID: <4C5AB425.4090705@webr3.org>
To: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@webbackplane.com>
CC: Toby Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>, W3C RDFa WG <public-rdfa-wg@w3.org>
Mark Birbeck wrote:
> 
> So, in my view there are many use-cases for getting back the DOM node,

Agreed, Manu followed up with a v similar response and I certainly see & 
have the need myself - again if I may nudge your attention towards
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-rdfa-wg/2010Aug/0017.html
particularly:
[[
3: Would a simple method on the document to return elements by filtering
not suffice
    document.getElementsByFilter( subject, predicate, object );
where each param is optional and where at least one is required.
or
   document.getElementByTriple( RDFTriple triple );
again where 1 or more properties of the triple would need to be set.
]]

> Anyway, to sum up...my vote is for the DOM node to only be provided as
> part of the projection routines, and not with every single part of a
> triple. If we find we need more than one DOM node in a projection then
> we can certainly look at that, but that's separate -- by limiting the
> DOM node to projections we are able to leave the objects for IRI,
> literal, triple, and so on as 'clean' as possible.

Certainly +1 to the approach of only having the DOM node where needed, 
and not on IRI through Triple, makes sense every way I look at it.

Still remain unconvinced by projections, yet realise they do provide a 
workable approach, and given the aforementioned keep the rest workable 
too - i.e. could work with that :)

Best,

Nathan
Received on Thursday, 5 August 2010 12:53:58 GMT

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