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Re: multiple-graph example in the Primner

From: Yves Raimond <yves.raimond@bbc.co.uk>
Date: Sat, 7 Dec 2013 15:20:14 +0000
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
CC: "public-rdf-wg@w3.org" <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1386429614.754.4.camel@RD000190>
On Sat, 2013-12-07 at 07:45 -0500, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
> On 12/7/13 1:27 AM, Pat Hayes wrote:
> > > > My position:
> > > > - There needs to be at least one example triple in the Primer in which a graph name is being used. Dropping this completely is for the editors a no-go.
> > Including such an example is a no-go for me. I will formally object (or protest, or register a dissent, I am not sure of the exact W3C process involved here) if the WG publishes any document which implies that such usage is in any way supported by the RDF 1.1 specifications. That is *exactly* the semantic stumbling-point at which we were unable to provide any semantics for datasets. RDF 1.1 does NOT imply in any way that the use of a graph-name in an RDF triple can or should be understood to refer to the graph. On the contrary, it explicitly denies the validity of such an assumption.
> >
> +1
> RDF is about structured data representation using triples. It isn't
> about quads (that's a database/store application implementation
> detail). RDF isn't a spec for writing RDF databases/stores, its about
> the structured data processed by these kinds of applications.
One of the main new feature of RDF 1.1 is graphs and datasets, so it
needs to be introduced in the primer imho. What the example should say
or not say is debatable, but I don't think anyone is suggesting not
having a multi-graph example in the primer.


> We can't introduce examples that ultimately amount to RDF spec
> contradictions and eternal confusions. The primer's fundamental goal
> is to be as clear as possible about what RDF is all about. It cannot
> become the latest RDF confusion vector for its readers.
> --
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