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Re: Unasserted triples, Contexts and things that go bump in the night.

From: Dave Beckett <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2002 12:24:57 +0000
To: w3c-rdfcore-wg <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
CC: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, Pat Hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Message-ID: <15325.1016627097@tatooine.ilrt.bris.ac.uk>
>>>Jeremy Carroll said:
> Syntactic comments only ....

<snip/>

I'm not making any syntactic comments - I can invent an N-Triples
change and/or some RDF/XML to implement both of these ideas fairly
easily (if challenged).  I'd rather we concentrated on the model
aspects of this.

My concerns are:

* Is adding dark triples a good idea?

  I'd like use cases to support this.  Foundation and semweb layering
  is a start; informal indications that WebOnt need this is another.

* Is adding 'contexts'/whatever a good idea?

  Use cases would help here too; the widespread use of N3 {} 
  (TimBL calls formulas) is an indicator.

* Would these be required to implement RDF or optional?

  I suspect they'd have to be optional, in the way RDF Schema is optional.

* Is it a good idea to make these changes at this time in the WG process?

  Don't know; if this starts taking too long, too much energy, we
  should consider punting.
  (Although if we don't do it now, it won't be till a successor WG)

Dave
Received on Wednesday, 20 March 2002 07:24:58 EST

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