Re: ISSUE-77: Should we mark rdf:Seq as archaic (cf ISSUE-24)

On Oct 15, 2011, at 1:35 PM, Andy Seaborne wrote:
> ...<An excellent review of the issues>....
> I think the only complete solution will involve putting structural literals into RDF itself, so they are not triple-encoded and can't be 'bad'.  When treated as first-class literals with equality rules, accessors, and combining rules, then implementations can store them specially, provide good APIs, and application programmer won't have to learn about the encoding rules.


So, lets DO this. I really don't think it will be all that hard to do, and it would have huge benefits for many users and implementors, not least in interfacing RDF to other systems. Hey, RDF+LISP, whats not to like? 

Also, regarding the issue in the subject line, I propose that we refrain from saying any part of current RDF is archaic or deprecated or oldfashioned. Leave it all in there, and let the world decide what is best to use. For arguments in support of this position, I offer first the maxim, if it aint broke dont fix it, and second, our own experience in trying to fix plain literals (surely the simplest idea since blancmange.) 

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