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Re: Reification - whats best practice?

From: Eric Jain <Eric.Jain@isb-sib.ch>
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2004 11:03:11 +0200
Message-ID: <412DA74F.8070601@isb-sib.ch>
To: Lars Marius Garshol <larsga@ontopia.net>, rdf-interest <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>

Lars Marius Garshol wrote:
> Well, leaving RDF/XML aside, it doesn't seem very difficult to create
> an XML syntax where the reification is done without having to create
> global identifiers for the statements. For example:
> 
>   <bogus-quad-syntax>
>     <statement subject="a" property="b" object="c">
>       <statement property="source" object="x"/> 
>       <!-- subject is implicitly parent statement -->
>     </statement>
>   </bogus-quad-syntax>

It would indeed be nice if there was a way to avoid global identifiers 
for statements, but all syntaxes that I have seen so far that do so end 
up being rather verbose, i.e. using even more disk space than standard 
RDF/XML (unless perhaps you need to reify every single statement).
Received on Thursday, 26 August 2004 09:03:00 UTC

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