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Turtle, Qurtle, Super-Turtle, N-Triple, N-Quads, Trig - BC and Scope

From: Nathan <nathan@webr3.org>
Date: Wed, 02 Mar 2011 18:55:15 +0000
Message-ID: <4D6E9293.8040602@webr3.org>
To: RDF-WG <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
Hi All,

Okay, I'm lost, as to what's what and what is in scope, out of scope, 
possible and not.

Is B.C. for turtle (data and consumers) to be maintained?

Are Quads to be adopted?
  - for turtle? (trig?)
  - for some kind of qurtle?
  - for some kind of super-turtle?
  - for n-triples?
  - would quads change the semantics? just the concepts?
  - quads = named g-box, or just some "spare" 4th param?

Is it even possible for us to do something not the same as current 
turtle? (charter wise)

If we can't change turtle, and can't do super-turtle or qurtle, why and 
how can we even discuss graphs of any form?

Syntax sugar like ^ prefix, in scope?

Quoted Graphs, in scope?
  - if yes, what to they resolve to in the RDF semantics? how would that 
work?

Graph Literals?
  - what's the difference between quoted graphs?

variables?

changes to the semantics?
  - if no, can changes like g-box be introduced without being in the 
semantics?

changes to the concepts?
  - if yes, what about B.C. with RDF/XML? existing deployed data and 
processors? how can they change but the semantics not?

align turtle with sparql?
  - if yes, how without variables, subject literals and all the other bits?

Sorry, I feel like we need to know what definitely cannot happen, what 
definitely can and what's a grey area, for this WG.

Cheers,

Nathan
Received on Wednesday, 2 March 2011 18:56:15 UTC

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