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RE: Turtle - Terse RDF Triple Language updated

From: Seaborne, Andy <andy.seaborne@hp.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2007 12:04:50 +0100
Message-ID: <86FE9B2B91ADD04095335314BE6906E80187CDD0@sdcexc04.emea.cpqcorp.net>
To: "Story Henry" <henry.story@bblfish.net>, "Michael Schneider" <schneid@fzi.de>
Cc: <semantic-web@w3.org>, "Dave Beckett" <dave@dajobe.org>


-------- Original Message --------
> From: Story Henry <>
> Date: 3 October 2007 11:56
> 
> On 3 Oct 2007, at 12:41, Michael Schneider wrote:
> 
> > Henry Story wrote:
> > 
> > > What about =
> > > 
> > > That would be a nice addition. :-)
> > > 
> > > Especially as it allows one to group statements together like
this:
> > > 
> > > > me foaf:knows [ = <http://eg.com/joe/>;
> > >                  foaf:name "Joe Smith" ] .
> > > 
> > 
> > Just for me to understand: Is this meant to be a shortcut for
> > 'owl:sameAs'?
> 
> Yep! It's that obvious :-)
> 
> What would be nice would be a little comment in the Turtle spec, if it
> gets approved, making the point that when the "=" follows the "[" as
> above there is no need for an interpreter to create a blank node: they
> should just go an name the node with the URL following it.   
> 
> Henry

It seems strange to build one entailment into the language and not
others.  Keep the synatx as syntax; have entailment done elsewhere.

In particular, structured editors might well not want any such procesing
done.

	Andy

> 
> 
> > Cheers,
> > Michael
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