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Re: Alternative representation of typed literal nodes in NTriples (and N3)

From: Frank Manola <fmanola@mitre.org>
Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2002 19:07:35 -0400
Message-ID: <3D656EB7.7080700@mitre.org>
To: Dave Beckett <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>
CC: Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com, w3c-rdfcore-wg <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>

Dave Beckett wrote:

>>>>Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com said:
>>Oops. My bad. If untyped literals are untidy, I guess we need some
>>distinct names for them ...
> Well, no actually.
> If literals are untidy and only in the object position, then you
> don't need to give them ids in N-Triples.  If at some point literals
> were allowed in the subject position, then you will have to give them
> ids.  We haven't made that decision yet, and N-Triples only needs to
> change when that happens, not before.
> And delete the qnames.
> I thought the group already agreed that a document convention of
> using 'xsd:decimal', 'rdf:type' and so on for the appropriate URI is
> OK.  It happens the primer and MT use that in N-Triples, the syntax
> WD doesn't.

We did, but I think we refer to them as "triples" (or some other generic 
reference), not "N-triples", since we didn't want to go to the trouble 
of changing the "N-triples" definition.


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