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Re: Dons flame resistant (3 hours) interface about Linked Data URIs

From: Steve Harris <steve.harris@garlik.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2009 11:23:04 +0100
Cc: semantic-web at W3C <semantic-web@w3c.org>, public-lod@w3.org
Message-Id: <7FD67A6C-D56F-4DBD-9B62-E47533E81810@garlik.com>
To: Toby Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>
On 10 Jul 2009, at 11:00, Toby Inkster wrote:

> On Fri, 2009-07-10 at 10:40 +0100, Steve Harris wrote:
>> Personally I think that RDF/XML doesn't help, it's too hard to write
>> by hand.
> MicroTurtle, the sloppy RDF format:
> 	<http://buzzword.org.uk/2009/microturtle/spec>

That's very interesting. I like it, but I'm not sure that it's  
necessarily what I would ideally like if I were coming to RDF afresh.  
It looks like the perl of RDF syntaxes :) Which is good for some  
people, but not others.

Something like NTriples + UTF-8 + @prefix could be an answer for  
people new to RDF. One of the problems is the various triple shortcut  
syntaxes we use. Either the stacked syntax of RDF/XML, or the  
punctuation of Turtle.

For anyone who's about to say that Turtle = ntriples + UTF-8 + @prefix  
- it doesn't help. The vast Majority of examples you see online use at  
least ; and probably [] and , too, which makes it very hard to follow.  
At least in my experience of introducing developers to RDF.

- Steve

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