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Re: RDF Concepts - Definition of "Generalized RDF"

From: Antoine Zimmermann <antoine.zimmermann@emse.fr>
Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2013 16:50:36 +0200
Message-ID: <525EA7BC.8040705@emse.fr>
To: David Wood <david@3roundstones.com>
CC: RDF WG <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
Hmm, slight variation:



Le 16/10/2013 16:43, Antoine Zimmermann a écrit :
> Hi David (Wood),
>
>
> The wording that you are mentionning here is not completely copying what
> was suggested at the teleconference.
>
> In the minutes, Pat refers to AZ's proposal with his modification. Then
> Sandro links to an email mentioning the proposal:
>
> """
> Sandro Hawk:
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-rdf-wg/2013Oct/0030.html
> Peter F. Patel-Scheider: I am fine with this wording
> """
>
> (the minutes are currently unavailable BTW)
>
>
> My proposal was:
>
> """
> A generalized RDF triple is a triple having a subject, a predicate and
> object that each can be an IRI, a blank node or a literal. A generalized
> RDF graph is a set of generalized RDF triples. A generalized RDF dataset
> comprises a distinguished generalized RDF graphs and zero or more pairs
> associating an IRI, a blank node or a literal to a generalized RDF graph.
>
> Incidentally, generalized RDF triples, graphs, and datasets only differ
> from normative RDF triples, graphs, and datasets by allowing IRIs, blank
> nodes and literals to appear anywhere as subject, predicate, object or
> graph name.
> """
>
> But the use of the word incidentally is hardly correct and weird in a
> normative specification, so Pat suggested a change to this sentence:
>
> """
> Generalized RDF triples, graphs, and datasets only differ from normative
> RDF triples, graphs, and datasets by allowing IRIs, blank nodes and
> literals to appear anywhere as subject, predicate, object or graph name.
> """


It should read:

"""
Generalized RDF triples, graphs, and datasets differ from normative RDF 
triples, graphs, and datasets only by allowing IRIs, blank nodes and 
literals to appear anywhere as subject, predicate, object or graph name.
"""

(the word "only" moved forward)



AZ

>
> such that the proposal that was agreed on should be:
>
> """
> A generalized RDF triple is a triple having a subject, a predicate and
> object that each can be an IRI, a blank node or a literal. A generalized
> RDF graph is a set of generalized RDF triples. A generalized RDF dataset
> comprises a distinguished generalized RDF graphs and zero or more pairs
> associating an IRI, a blank node or a literal to a generalized RDF graph.
>
> Generalized RDF triples, graphs, and datasets only differ from normative
> RDF triples, graphs, and datasets by allowing IRIs, blank nodes and
> literals to appear anywhere as subject, predicate, object or graph name.
> """
>
>
> AZ.
>
>
>
> Le 16/10/2013 15:11, David Wood a écrit :
>> Hi David,
>>
>> This is an official response from the RDF Working Group regarding your
>> comment at [1] on the definition of "Generalized RDF".  Your comment
>> is being tracked at our ISSUE-147 [2].
>>
>> The WG discussed your concerns at our 2 Oct telecon [3] and via email
>> [4].  Those discussions resulted in a decision to leave the definition
>> of "generalized RDF" in RDF 1.1 Concepts, but to change the definition
>> to the following:
>> [[
>> Generalized RDF triples, graphs, and datasets differ from normative
>> RDF triples, graphs, and datasets only by allowing IRIs, blank
>> nodes and literals to appear anywhere as subject, predicate, object or
>> graph name.
>> ]]
>>
>> My action to make the editorial changes was tracked at [5].
>>
>> The updated section 7 is available in the current editors' draft [6].
>>
>> Please advise the working group whether this change is acceptable to
>> you by responding to this message.  Thank you for your participation.
>>
>> Regards,
>> Dave
>> --
>> http://about.me/david_wood
>>
>>
>> [1]
>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-rdf-comments/2013Oct/0006.html
>> [2] ISSUE-147: https://www.w3.org/2011/rdf-wg/track/issues/147
>> [3] https://www.w3.org/2013/meeting/rdf-wg/2013-10-09#line0228
>> [4] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-rdf-wg/2013Oct/0030.html
>> [5] ACTION-309: https://www.w3.org/2011/rdf-wg/track/actions/309
>> [6]
>> https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/rdf/raw-file/default/rdf-concepts/index.html#section-generalized-rdf
>>
>>
>

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