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Re: RDF 1.1 Primer

From: Pierre-Antoine Champin <pierre-antoine.champin@liris.cnrs.fr>
Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2013 17:03:20 +0100
Message-ID: <CA+OuRR_osJmQb4qaqcU9ZjiF1Lu-6wjx2B7HGoUYH+j4fjE=WQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Cc: "public-rdf-wg@w3.org" <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
Hi Kingsley,

as the primer mentions URIs before introducing the Turtle syntax,
it would be odd to later "hide" the prefixes and thus cut the link between
pnames and URIs.
My guess is that it would confuse people more than help them.

  pa

On Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 1:07 AM, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>wrote:

> On 12/17/13 6:09 PM, Guus Schreiber wrote:
>
>> Andy,
>>
>> Just to let you know that we adopted your suggestion for an open issue in
>> the
>> Primer, namely to use the SPARQL style PREFIX/... notation in the
>> examples.
>> See the published version
>>
>> Our rationale: people who prefer @prefix will probably not read the
>> Primer.
>>
>> Of course open for debate if people feel it should be different.
>>
>> Guus
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>>  Guus,
>
> As per a comment I made a while back (re. Turtle example 3), what's wrong
> with dropping prefixes from the examples all together?
>
> Please understand, these examples aren't for us (as I've already stated),
> they are for the folks that have historically found RDF confusing or too
> complex.
>
> If you drop prefixes, you lose some aesthetics while gaining a broader
> audience. When prefixes aren't in play, the very essence of RDF based
> Linked Data manifests right before the reader, as she or he progresses
> through the material.
>
> Note: I am commenting based on actual experience teaching Turtle to a
> variety of student profiles (RDF doubters and/or neophytes) without
> prefixes. It actually works very well.
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>
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