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ISSUE-101: Last Call Comment: garbage collecting \"useless\" triples doesn\'t seem necessary and could hurt authors as they write RDFa

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Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2008 01:45:08 +0000 (GMT)
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ISSUE-101: Last Call Comment: garbage collecting "useless" triples doesn't  seem necessary and could hurt authors as they write RDFa

http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/track/issues/101

Raised by: Ben Adida
On product: RDFa

raised by Ben in [1]:

"""
I don't believe it is necessary, and it may be harmful, to garbage 
collect so-called "useless" triples in cases like:

<div rel="foaf:knows">
   <div rel="foaf:knows">
     <div rel="foaf:knows">
       ...
     </div>
   </div>
</div>

So what if someone writes useless triples? That's their intent, so let 
it be :) This step in the processing adds notable complexity to the 
parser rules. It also may make life difficult for authors who are 
progressively writing RDFa, building up a skeleton of bnodes before 
hanging properties onto them: they wouldn't see any triples at all until 
they add a @property, at which point a slew of triples would appear.

There's a notable cost here, and questionable value.
"""

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf/2008Mar/0242.html
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