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Re: RDF* vs RDF vs named graphs

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Dec 2020 15:41:18 -0500
To: public-rdf-star@w3.org
Message-ID: <29ebf677-d45e-6449-94f8-5ef1ccdc003c@openlinksw.com>
On 12/3/20 4:35 AM, Olaf Hartig wrote:
>> [...]
>> It's bad enough that people have treated (and continue to do
>> so!) treat *anything* asserted in RDF as universal and perpetual
>> truths.
>>
>> { :redLight :means :go . :greenLight :means :stop }
>>
>> { :outdoors :temperature "36 degrees Fahrenheit"}
>>
>> { :moon :madeOf :cheeseGreen . }
>>
>> { :pigs :have :wings . }
>>
>> *BAM*
>>
>> World ends.  (OK, it just gets really messy for a little while.)
> This observation is not specific to RDF* but it already is a "property" of 
> RDF. RDF* is not meant to change RDF but to extend it.
>
> Best regards,
> Olaf
>
>

Hi Olaf,

Extending RDF is not the same thing as Syntax Sugar for an aspect of RDF.

If RDF* is an extension of RDF then it will have to conform to the
underlying semantics of RDF.


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