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Re: Web Semantics of Datasets (v0.2)

From: Alex Hall <alexhall@revelytix.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2011 08:03:16 -0400
Message-ID: <CAFq2bixwG3n-XSz9C1hM5ZDFMgPFRKYvWhx7jmYkki2yVkKY1w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Cc: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>, Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>, public-rdf-wg <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 2:14 AM, Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us> wrote:
> > Doesn't it make sense that when a TriG file says:
> >
> >   <http://example.org/a> { <s> <p> <o>. }
> >
> > it means that "http://example.org/a" names a g-box, and for the purposes
> > of this TriG file, that g-box should be understood as holding the graph
> > consisting of that triple?
> >
> > If not, then what do you think that TriG file means (or should mean) ?
> Well, the TriG document talks about 'named graphs' and refers to the Named
> Graph page, which says that the semantics are given in the
> Carroll/Bizer/Hayes/Stickler paper (though it does have a broken link, I
> must admit), which in turn is quite explicit that this means that the name
> URI names the *graph*, and indeed is a rigid designator of the graph. So, no
> g-boxes there.

I thought that the Named Graphs paper stated that the URI names the mapping
from the URI to the graph, not the graph itself.  Am I mistaken there?  Is
there a distinction between the two?

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