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Re: Status of N-triples

From: Graham Klyne <gk@ninebynine.org>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2003 19:05:00 +0100
Message-Id: <5.1.0.14.2.20030731185700.02644b88@127.0.0.1>
To: Dave Beckett <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>
Cc: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org

At 15:59 31/07/03 +0100, Dave Beckett wrote:
>On Mon, 28 Jul 2003 16:49:28 +0100
>Graham Klyne <gk@ninebynine.org> wrote:
>
> >
> > I read:
> >
> > [[
> >      NOTE: N-Triples is an RDF syntax intended for RDF Core WG testing
> > purposes and checking RDF applications for conformance with the
> > specifications. The recommended RDF exchange syntax is RDF/XML as defined
> > in [RDF-SYNTAX].
> > ]]
> > -- http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-testcases/#ntriples
> >
> > I also observe that N-triples is used in the syntax document definition of
> > translation from RDF/XML to the abstract graph form.   Maybe this is 
> OK, or
> > maybe the above statement should be expanded slightly?
>
>How about:
>
>   NOTE: N-Triples is an RDF syntax intended for RDF Core WG testing
>   purposes, checking RDF applications for conformance with the
>   specifications and as a document notation in the definition of the
>   recommended RDF exchange syntax RDF/XML as defined in [RDF-SYNTAX].
>
>It's a bit long (1 sentence) maybe.
>
>   NOTE: N-Triples is an RDF syntax intended for RDF Core WG testing
>   purposes, checking RDF applications for conformance with the
>   specifications and as a document notation for the abstract graph.
>   The recommended RDF exchange syntax is  RDF/XML as defined in
>   [RDF-SYNTAX].

I prefer the first, and maybe it can be trimmed a little:

[[
   NOTE: N-Triples is graph description syntax for expressing
   RDF test cases and defining the correspondence between RDF/XML
   and the RDF abstract syntax.  RDF/XML [RDF-SYNTAX] is recommended
   for use by applications to exchange RDF information.
]]

OK, so that's more of a hybrid.  Take your pick.

#g


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