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Re: multiple-graph example in the Primner

From: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 07 Dec 2013 14:47:31 -0500
To: Andy Seaborne <andy@apache.org>,public-rdf-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <76c39e47-5aa7-439c-8aaa-a123ced93fb2@email.android.com>
Andy Seaborne <andy@apache.org> wrote:
>On 07/12/13 16:01, Sandro Hawke wrote:
>> I'd propose it's the dataset (<>) that's the WebSource, not /bob
>> the WebSource.
>Doesn't his mak eit more complicated in ways that are not the key point
>at that place in the primer?
>RDF is defined in terms of absolute URIs.  <> is concrete syntax only. 
>Either use full URIs or explain what <> is.  And explaining is another 
>level needed at a point when there is enough going on.

I was thinking this bit didn't need to be explained in all its detail.    It could be easily done with a full URI ("for example, if the following document were published at http://example.org/ex1"). 

Also, <> is an idiom that's incredible popular in turtle (and equivalent in other rdf syntaxes, like rdf: about="").   It's hard to imagine someone getting very far with RDF not knowing it.

>If you want to talk about ways to write concretely things so they work 
>for practical matters like moving them about or referring to "nearby" 
>content, it needs to go elsewhere.
>(Aside from the fact that you can have two trivially different URLs to 
>get to a document with <> which makes the whole thing messy in the

It seems to me the beauty of <> is that it works even when the trivial url differences crop up.   Reading it as "this document" glosses over the machinery very elegantly.

    - Sandro

>	Andy
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