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Re: Turtle - Terse RDF Triple Language updated

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 03 Oct 2007 14:56:59 +0200
Message-ID: <4703919B.3040704@w3.org>
To: Story Henry <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Cc: Dave Beckett <dave@dajobe.org>, Michael Schneider <schneid@fzi.de>, semantic-web@w3.org
My 2 cents...

Regardless of the advantages, issues and objections on this very
proposal... I think we should be careful about priorities. In my view
the goal should be to have an absolutely stable turtle language that is
as closely compatible to the language used in SPARQL as possible (it
cannot be 100%, because, for example, SPARQL uses PREFIX and turtle uses
@prefix). Personally, I would prefer _not_ to start discussions about
new language features for now, much as it can be an enjoyable technical

Maybe we can do something like that in a next round, but the priorities
should be elsewhere in my view.

And thanks to Dave for starting this...


Story Henry 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" ] .
> Henry
> On 3 Oct 2007, at 09:03, Dave Beckett wrote:
>> Michael Schneider wrote:
>>> Oh, what a pitty! Again no special syntax support for reification. Well,
>>> perhaps next time...
>>> ;-)
>> No, there's pretty much zero chance of me adding convenience syntax in
>> Turtle for a bad idea like reification.  Just use multiple graphs or
>> N3 formulae (which is not RDF).
>> Dave


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