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

From: Graham Klyne <Graham.Klyne@MIMEsweeper.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2002 13:15:47 +0000
Message-Id: <5.1.0.14.2.20020320123801.03865760@joy.songbird.com>
To: "Jos De_Roo" <jos.deroo.jd@belgium.agfa.com>
Cc: "Pat Hayes " <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>, "w3c-rdfcore-wg" <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
At 10:03 AM 3/20/02 +0100, Jos De_Roo wrote:


> > Although these context ideas are appealing, they do rather go beyond
> > the current state of RDF. My own suggestion would be to stick to the
> > more boring 'dark triples' alternative at present, and leave the
> > question of what is the best way to enrich RDF syntax open at the
> > present time, and assume that people will experiment.
>
>just quickly, there is one easy way that we can use immediately
>i.e. 'immediate addressing' per http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2397.txt
>e.g.
>
><data:,:John a :Person. :John a :Male> log:implies <data:,:John a :Man>.
>
>we use it a lot to exchange graphs between engines and it is quite
>performant as the dereferencing is just a simple string manipulation

I think that what this illustrates is that relatively simple syntactic 
tricks can be used to avoid having a dependency on network protocols for 
dereferencing URIs.

#g


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Graham Klyne
<GK@NineByNine.org>
Received on Wednesday, 20 March 2002 08:10:31 EST

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