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Re: in...of syntax Re: Turtle Last Call: Request for Review

From: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2012 21:36:42 -0400
Message-ID: <501736AA.1060809@w3.org>
To: public-rdf-wg@w3.org
On 07/30/2012 06:37 PM, Andy Seaborne wrote:
>> BUt surely IF this is a good idea and worth having, which Im assuming 
>> it is, then the longer we wait, the more problems there will be with 
>> deployed systems out there which don't support it. Kicking the can 
>> down the road is not a good way to handle problems of legacy inertia.
> Your argument would apply to literals-as-subjects as well; it's 
> largely a syntax restriction.  If that's going to happen, it isn't in 
> this WG (by charter), so why not make the changes in one step, not in 
> multiple steps?

If literals-as-subject were primarily a matter of syntax, or were seen 
as inevitable, I don't think they'd have been ruled out by the 
charter.    I understand the reasons were mostly about data structures 
and implementation techniques, but I wasn't paying close attention to 
the technical content, so perhaps I misunderstood.

It might be interesting to ask again.

     -- Sandro
Received on Tuesday, 31 July 2012 01:36:48 UTC

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