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Re: RDF* vs RDF vs named graphs

From: Andy Seaborne <andy@apache.org>
Date: Thu, 3 Dec 2020 20:58:30 +0000
To: public-rdf-star@w3.org
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On 03/12/2020 20:41, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
> 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.
>
Are there any proposals that would not conform?

     Andy

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