Re: ACTION-43 Draft use case for ordering

On 25 Mar 2013, at 18:55, Nandana Mihindukulasooriya <> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 7:32 PM, Richard Cyganiak <> wrote:
>> The downsides of the rdf:List approach are that rdf:Lists are a bit icky to work with in some RDF toolkits. It's also a bit more verbose as the example shows.
> Just clarify, does this mean that if I have a container with large number of items, in the  rdf:List approach you mentioned, do I need to have a rdf:List containing all of them to specify the order ?

Yes, in my proposal, if you want to have a large container *and* want to specify its order, you'd have a long rdf:List list containing all members.

> Is that what you meant by *verbose* ?


For a container of n items, specifying the order in this way takes approximately 2*n triples, as opposed to the 1 triple needed in the ldp:orderProperty approach. This is a clear downside, but worth it in my eyes.


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