Re: editing SHACL specification document or fragment

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Shapes Constraint Language (SHACL)
is written like a user manual - information that tells users how SHACL works
in enough detail so that they can write SHACL.

However, the document does not do a good job of nailing down just what SHACL
is, i.e., the formal underpinnings of just what inputs are valid SHACL and
what the definition of correct behaviour is.  There is some of this
information in various parts of the document, particularly Appendix B.
SPARQL Definitions of the SHACL
Templates, but
the rest of it is fragmented, incomplete, and in places ill-founded.

I think that there needs to be a document, or a portion of a document, that
gathers together all the information needed to completely and unambiguously
specify SHACL and thus to correctly implement SHACL.  Most users of SHACL
would not need to use this information, but the working group does need to
produce it.


On 06/02/2015 06:44 PM, Arnaud Le Hors wrote:
> Hi Peter, Thanks for volunteering to help but what do you mean by "a
> SHACL specification document or fragment"? I admit not to be sure what
> you are referring to. -- Arnaud  Le Hors - Senior Technical Staff Member,
> Open Web Technologies - IBM Software Group
> "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <> wrote on 05/29/2015 
> 01:38:27 PM:
>> From: "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <> To:
>> Public-data-shapes Wg <> Date: 05/29/2015
>> 01:39 PM Subject: editing SHACL specification document or fragment
> I would be happy to edit or co-edit a SHACL specification document or 
> fragment, assuming that there is an editable entity on this topic.
> peter
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