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Re: RDF-ISSUE-176: CR comment: BNF expression of RDF Concepts [RDF Concepts]

From: Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfpschneider@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2013 09:11:23 -0800
Message-ID: <52A9EE3B.1020601@gmail.com>
To: Markus Lanthaler <markus.lanthaler@gmx.net>, public-rdf-wg@w3.org
I firmly vote that Concepts should *not* have such a grammar, nor that any 
other WG document have one.

peter

On 12/12/2013 08:19 AM, Markus Lanthaler wrote:
> On Saturday, December 07, 2013 7:10 PM, Andy Seaborne wrote:
>> On 05/12/13 11:47, RDF Working Group Issue Tracker wrote:
>>> RDF-ISSUE-176: CR comment: BNF expression of RDF Concepts [RDF
>> Concepts]
>>> http://www.w3.org/2011/rdf-wg/track/issues/176
>>>
>>> Raised by: Markus Lanthaler
>>> On product: RDF Concepts
>>>
>>> *** This was raised by Richard Light on the mailing list ***
>>>
>>> I notice that the 1.1 CR [1] lacks a BNF representation of the
>> concepts which characterize an RDF graph.  I suggest that providing
>> such a formal representation would be helpful to systems developers,
>> since it would introduce standard naming conventions, and structures,
>> which could be followed in whichever programming language was being
>> used for development.  This inter-system consistency would, in turn,
>> help application software engineers using the systems they create.
>>> Richard
>>>
>>> [1]http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf11-concepts/
>>>
>>> -------------------------------------------
>>>
>>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-rdf-
>> comments/2013Dec/0010.html
>>
>> This is a very reasonable idea but it's too late.
> Given that this is the only remaining issue for Concepts, I'm wondering whether we can decide what to do about this here on the mailing list instead of waiting for the next telecon. Apart from Eric all comments related to this isue suggested to not introduce BNF.
>
> Deciding it now may allow us to vote on the request to advance Concepts to PR next week.
>
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> Cheers,
> Markus
>
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> Markus Lanthaler
> @markuslanthaler
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