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Re: rdfms-syntax-incomplete

From: Jan Grant <Jan.Grant@bristol.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2002 18:01:11 +0100 (BST)
To: Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
cc: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, RDF Core <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.44.0206261800040.27038-100000@mail.ilrt.bris.ac.uk>

On Wed, 26 Jun 2002, Patrick Stickler wrote:

>
> On 2002-06-26 14:19, "ext Jeremy Carroll" <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com> wrote:
>
> >
> > At the f2f one of the postponed issues that I wished to advocate reopening
> > was:
> >
> > http://www.w3.org/2000/03/rdf-tracking/#rdfms-syntax-incomplete
> >
> > In particular, given the amount of change we have made I think a small change
> > to
> > rectify the bnode serialization problem should be considered.
> >
> > However we were out of time, and so I have decided to raise this by e-mail.
> >
> > This is primarily motivated for me by Jena development.
> > Within Jena we have repeated user requirement to enable round-tripping.
> >
> > e.g. one of our summer students yesterday said words like: "we use N-triple as
> > our transport becuase bNodes are important."
> >
> > Since we are not proposing N-triple as a standard, we do have some obligation
> > to
> > make RDF/XML useable.
> >
> > I propose that we should modify the RDF/XML syntax to permit bNode labels
> > "_:foo" wherever we currently permit URI refs.
>
> If we go this route, I propose we use UUIDs to ensure against
> accidental collisions between systems or sessions.

No! That would make people think they're just some kind of globally
unique URI thing. The more inter-file collision between these, the
better, I think.



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