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PROV-ISSUE-533: Notation, of attributes [prov-n]

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Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2012 09:50:49 +0000
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PROV-ISSUE-533: Notation, of attributes [prov-n]


Raised by: Paolo Missier
On product: prov-n

Would strongly prefer to see all attributes in the form of "name = value" pairs rather than relying on positional references. If the purpose of this syntax is to facilitate human readability ("aimed at human consumption", as stated in the doc), that will be achieved more easily when named attributes are used rather than expecting people to remember the order of attributes for each expression. For example:

wasDerivedFrom( derivation = $d, drv_entity = $e2, src_entity = $e1, activity = $a, generation = $g2, usage = $u1, [ optional_attributes] )

This would also be consistent with how the optional attributes are specified.
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