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Re: PROV-ISSUE-505: Data Model Section 3 [prov-dm]

From: Luc Moreau <l.moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2012 10:49:21 +0100
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To: Provenance Working Group <public-prov-wg@w3.org>
CC: Provenance Working Group Issue Tracker <sysbot+tracker@w3.org>

Dear all,

I drafted a response to issue-505 on the wiki:

It is copied below for your convenience.
Comments, suggestions?


      ISSUE-505 (prov-n notation)

  * Original
  * Tracker:http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/track/issues/505
  * Group Response
      o The normative reference for the prov notation is the PROV-N
      o PROV-DM follows the syntax of specified by PROV-N. In
        particular, optional identifiers are followed by a semi-colon.
      o Regarding the style of encoding of attributes, this issue is
        already raised against the PROV-N document (issue-533).
  * Proposed changes: none
  * References:
      o optionalIdentifier
      o See issue-533:http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/track/issues/533


On 09/10/2012 09:36 AM, Provenance Working Group Issue Tracker wrote:
> PROV-ISSUE-505: Data Model Section 3   [prov-dm]
> http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/track/issues/505
> Raised by: Luc Moreau
> On product: prov-dm
> http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/wiki/LC_Feedback#Data_Model_Section_3
> ISSUE-463
> "PROV-N is a notation aimed at human consumption … The interpretation of PROV-N arguments is defined according to their position in the list of arguments. This convention allows for a compact notation." IMO, the goal of human consumption trumps compact notation and using positional arguments hinders the former for the benefit of the latter. See also my comments on the PROV-N spec, especially regarding named attributes.
> Example 15 shows a semicolon used to separate the optional identifier from the rest of the arguments. This is not consistent with the PROV-N spec.

Professor Luc Moreau
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