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RE: after-hours conversation (#literal-as-resources #literal-is-xml-structure #xmllang #graph #identity-anon-resources #literal-subjects)

From: Ron Daniel <rdaniel@interwoven.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2001 00:15:00 -0700
To: "Pat Hayes" <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Cc: <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <EMEKICCGFEKJFGKMFLEPKEECDMAA.rdaniel@interwoven.com>
Pat Hayes said:
> [Ron Daniel said]
> >2) In RDF 2, let each occurrence of a literal be a prince/b/whatever_node,
> >    identified in whatever way we decide to handle the things we used to
> >    call anonymous resources.
> 
> I don't like that. I want to label the node with the literal itself, 
> just like we do now, not be forced into writing two nodes where one 
> will do.

How would we tell the difference between homographs (e.g. 2001-10
as a month vs. an integer expression)?


> So for example where we would now write
> 
> aaa example:property lll .
> 
> you want us to write
> 
> aaa example:property _:1 .
> _:1 rdf:value lll .
> 
> and maybe also
> 
> _:1 xml:lang "fr" .
> 
> Nope, I object. Clunky and unnecessary.  I want to be able to just write
> 
> aaa example:property lll .
> 
> or, if I really need to, in a slight extension of Ntriples:
> 
> aaa example:property _:1:lll .
> 
> _:1 xml:lang "fr" .
> 
> "_:1:lll", by the way, is a node, identified in an Ntriple++ document 
> with a nodeID (formerly called a bNode :-) which is *not* blank, but 
> is labelled with a literal.
> That Ntriples++ document indicates an RDF graph with three nodes 
> labelled aaa, lll, and "fr", and with two edges labelled with 
> example:property and xml:lang.

So presumably if we have multiple "lll" literals, we would
distinguish them with
_:1:lll
_:2:lll
etc. ?

Ron Daniel Jr.
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