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shapes-ISSUE-89 (recursion without properties): How should recursion that does not involve a property be handled? [SHACL Spec]

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Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2015 21:32:09 +0000
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shapes-ISSUE-89 (recursion without properties): How should recursion that does not involve a property be handled? [SHACL Spec]

http://www.w3.org/2014/data-shapes/track/issues/89

Raised by: Peter Patel-Schneider
On product: SHACL Spec

Right now

ex:s1 rdf:type sh:shape ;
      sh:constraint [ a sh:AndConstraint ;
                      sh:shapes ( ex:s1 ) ] .

is valid SHACL.  However, it is not a very useful shape.  

In general, recursion between shapes where the recursion does not involve a property is not useful.

Should such shapes be allowed in SHACL?
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