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Re: Turtle - Terse RDF Triple Language updated

From: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2007 09:15:56 -0400
Message-Id: <3CCF42CC-7D74-402F-91ED-0A895AB7F72C@w3.org>
Cc: "Michael Schneider" <schneid@fzi.de>, <semantic-web@w3.org>, "Dave Beckett" <dave@dajobe.org>
To: Story Henry <henry.story@bblfish.net>


On 2007-10 -03, at 06:55, Story Henry wrote:

>
> 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 :-)
>

Yes.  It is only allows as a predicate, you can't say   = s:label  
"same as".
I agree it is very useful.


> 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.
>

That is completely different.  Let's NOT muddel between smushing and  
parsing graphs.
Some things will smush, some won't, some will if put i  the right mode.

Tim
Received on Thursday, 4 October 2007 13:54:55 GMT

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