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Re: Activating lower layer issues

From: Graham Klyne <Graham.Klyne@Baltimore.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2001 12:44:00 +0100
Message-Id: <5.0.2.1.2.20010628123612.00a14ec0@joy.songbird.com>
To: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Cc: rdf core <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
At 07:04 PM 6/26/01 +0100, Brian McBride wrote:
>Graham, you have made a proposal for an absract syntax and semantics.  I am
>assuming that you feel pretty neutral about the actual concrete form of
>the syntax and that n-triple can represent everything you need at the
>syntactic level.  If that is so, then we can focus on the question of
>reification on the semantics rather than the syntax.

Yes, with one proviso:

Some semantics depend on an interpretation of more than one triple used in 
concert.  Following the style of attaching interpretations to syntax 
productions, it may be necessary use a "model syntax" that is more complex 
than the minimal syntax needed to describe N-triple.

Otherwise, I fully agree that everything can be based on a concrete, 
parseable representation that we call N-triple (an important property of 
which is that, modulo trivial matters like statement ordering, there is 
only one way to represent any given RDF graph).

#g


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