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Re: Turtle - Terse RDF Triple Language updated

From: Story Henry <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2007 13:59:49 +0200
Message-Id: <CAF1D3C3-2E28-43E0-9FA1-DD20DCC9CBC3@bblfish.net>
Cc: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>, Michael Schneider <schneid@fzi.de>, semantic-web@w3.org, Dave Beckett <dave@dajobe.org>
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Ok. Sorry to have muddied the waters with talk about behavior of "="  
depending on its posititon. Those are two completely different issues.

One could have the same hint for owl:sameAs

me foaf:knows [ owl:sameAs </joe>;
                 foaf:name "Joe" ] .

So the worry cannot be with the "=" sign itself.

The = sign is used a lot and is easy to understand for people coming  
from different languages.


On 3 Oct 2007, at 13:49, Dan Brickley wrote:

>> My vote would be for doing either of those things:
>> a) allow "=" as pure syntactic sugar for owl:sameAs, or
>> b) allow "=" only immediately after "[", as a syntax for creating  
>> a named node instead of a blank node; owl:sameAs would still need  
>> to be written explicitly.
>> I don't have a clear preference for a) or b), I think both would  
>> be useful. Option b) might have the slight advantage that it can  
>> be used by Turtle serializers.
> The further this takes us from SPARQL's RDF notation, the more  
> worried I become...

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