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Re: Alternatives to containers/collections (was Re: Requirements for a possible "RDF 2.0")

From: Jeremy Carroll <jeremy@topquadrant.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2010 16:47:22 -0800
Message-ID: <4B4FBB1A.401@topquadrant.com>
To: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>
CC: Steve Harris <steve.harris@garlik.com>, Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
Danny Ayers wrote:
> I don't disagree, though the theory seems neater than containers, in
> practice they do seem really clunky. Any thoughts on what might be a
> better paradigm? Anything perhaps lightly layered on top of the
> container style?
>   

How about s p o?
e.g. for a container with 3 things

s p o1
s p o2
s p o3

i.e. the extra layer for the container is unnecessary and can just be 
omitted.

I think the attractiveness of RDF is minimalism and quietly deprecating 
containers without any explicit replacement is quite doable.

Jeremy
Received on Friday, 15 January 2010 00:47:57 GMT

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