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Re: datatypes and MT (#rdfms-graph)

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2001 19:31:18 -0600
Message-Id: <p05101058b818caf55c11@[65.212.118.147]>
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Cc: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
>Graham Klyne wrote:
>>
>[...]
>>  Dan,
>>
>>  would it break your mental model if the above N-triples-like syntax was
>>  modified to be:
>>
>>           terms:
>>                   constant (URIs w/fragids)
>>                   string literals
>>                   bnodes (existentially quantified variables)
>>           statement:
>>                   term constant term.
>>           formula:
>>                   statement*
>>
>>  ?
>
>Umm... mental model... dunno. It involves 2 changes:
>* no literals in the property slot. no great loss there...
>
>* no bnodes in the property slot. Real loss of functionality.
>I don't have a strong argument that it was ever there, but
>I use it quite a bit,

Wow, can you say how? I think you must be the only person who has 
even thought of using it.

>  and I expect there are things we
>want to model with RDF that won't work without it.
>(in particular: languages with n-ary functions/relations).

? How can it do that? (You don't need anonymity to do Currying!)

Pat
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