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Re: Shapes/ShEx or the worrying issue of yet another syntax and lack of validated vision.

From: Jose Emilio Labra Gayo <jelabra@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:28:35 +0200
Message-ID: <CAJadXXLvNdXtAcioYPSZTtc2Of4O_evRWjxn+tDzU=XXjQsnZA@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfpschneider@gmail.com>
Cc: Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>, "public-rdf-shapes@w3.org" <public-rdf-shapes@w3.org>
>     So you are saying that ShEx is ambiguous as to whether open or closed
>>     semantics is to be applied?  That seems to be a problem with the ShEx
>>     definition.
>> No, I am saying that there are two ways to implement Shape
>> expressions...one
>> with the open shapes that allows remaining triples and one with closed
>> shapes
>> which disallows them.
> That's what I said, I think.

Well, you asked if ShEx "is ambiguous as to whether open or closed
semantics is to be applied?" and I answered no. Because it is not ambiguous
with regards to open or closed semantcs. It just can handle open shapes or
closed shapes.

In fact, what I propose is a syntax for ShEx so a user can declare an open
shape or a closed shape, which in my opinion is the best solution and is
similar to what regular expressions offer.

Best regards, Jose Labra
Received on Friday, 18 July 2014 08:29:22 UTC

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