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Re: New RIF drafts

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 13:32:54 +0100
Message-ID: <4805F1F6.4090300@danbri.org>
To: "Boley, Harold" <Harold.Boley@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca>
Cc: Steve Harris <swh@ecs.soton.ac.uk>, Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>, semantic-web@w3.org, www-rdf-rules@w3.org

Boley, Harold wrote:
> This is referring to
> http://www.w3.org/2005/rules/wiki/FLD#Well-formed_Terms_and_Formulas
> Example 2 (A nested RIF-FLD group annotated with metadata).
> where it says (emphasis added):
> For better readability, we use the compact URI notation which assumes
> that prefixes are macro-expanded into IRIs. As explained earlier, this
> is just a space-saving device and *not part of the RIF syntax*.
> We tried to use a different (italic) font in the wiki for the still
> 'meta-level' compact URI notation:
> <tt>dc</tt> ''expands into''
> <tt><nowiki>http://</nowiki>dublincore.org/documents/dces/</tt>
> Obviously, this was not clear enough.
Ah, thanks for the clarification.
> I agree that XQuery, SPARQL, RIF, etc. should converge
> on a common syntax soon.
Of those listed, XQuery and SPARQL are both completed RECs; so RIF has 
by far the most flexibility. Would it make sense for RIF to take SPARQL 
notation as a starting point in any concrete syntaxes?
> -- Harold
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