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Re: Toss NTriples -- RDF Reification is all we need (was Re: N3 and N-Triples (was: RDF in HTML: Approaches)

From: Michael Kifer <kifer@cs.sunysb.edu>
Date: Tue, 04 Jun 2002 02:51:49 -0400
Message-Id: <200206040651.CAA19098@sbcs.cs.sunysb.edu>
To: Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
cc: RDF Interest <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>



Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com> wrote:
> 
> On 2002-06-04 3:11, "ext Michael Kifer" <kifer@cs.sunysb.edu> wrote:
> 
> >>>>>> "SR" == "Seth Russell" <of Mon, 03 Jun 2002 10:35:26 PDT> writes:
> > 
> >   MK> NTriples can be naturally encoded in XML and exchanged.
> > 
> >   SR> Is that actually true?   How?
> > 
> > <triple><subject ...>subj</subject><property>...</property> <object> ...
> > </object> </triple>
> 
> Why of course. Why did we not see this before?!
> 
> We can just use a subset of RDF instead of NTriples:
> 
> <rdf:RDF ...>
>    <rdf:Statement>
>       <rdf:subject rdf:resource="http://foo.com/bar"/>
>       <rdf:predicate rdf:resource="voc://abc.org/blarrg"/>
>       <rdf:object rdf:resource="#node12345"/>
>    </rdf:Statement>
>    <rdf:Statement>
>       <rdf:subject rdf:resource="#node12345"/>
>       <rdf:predicate rdf:resource="voc://abc.org/booga"/>
>       <rdf:object>Gumby</rdf:object>
>    </rdf:Statement>
>    ...
> </rdf:RDF>
> 
> I hereby propose we toss NTriples altogether and just use RDF/XML
> as above for all test cases output.
> 
> RDF/XML provides all the mechanisms needed to explicitly express
> the precise triples existing in any RDF graph, as RDF/XML.
> 
> (not really joking about this, actually ;-)

Neither am I. A fine interchange format. The triples languages are for
humans; their xml serializations -- for machines.


	--michael  
Received on Tuesday, 4 June 2002 02:53:12 GMT

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