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Re: Turtle - Terse RDF Triple Language updated

From: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2007 19:59:05 -0400
Message-Id: <20883F9D-0981-41A4-AC74-2F5FC48773E1@gmail.com>
Cc: Dave Beckett <dave@dajobe.org>, Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>, Michael Schneider <schneid@fzi.de>, semantic-web@w3.org
To: Story Henry <henry.story@bblfish.net>
On Oct 5, 2007, at 3:05 PM, Tim Berners-Lee wrote:

> :Joe   :aunt [ is :Sally;   age 78 ].

Does this generate 2 or 3 triples? Henry's note suggests that it  
should generate 2, as he is using the notation as shorthand.
In other words, parsing this should not generate any blank nodes.
I would support that interpretation, which I think would need to be  
documented.
It would be a shame to generate bnodes as a consequence of solely  
wanting an abbreviation.

-Alan

On Oct 3, 2007, at 10:36 AM, Story Henry wrote:

> :me foaf:knows [ owl:sameAs <http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/#me>;
>                  a foaf:Person;
>                  foaf:name "Dan Connolly" ] .
>
> That saves me having to look around the file for the info, and it  
> also save me having to type a URL twice, which is more likely to  
> cause a bug.
>
> If I don't do that I would have to write
>
> :me foaf:knows <http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/#me>.
> <http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/#me> a foaf:Person;
>                                         foaf:name "Dan Connolly"  .
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