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From: William Waites <ww@styx.org>
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2017 12:48:24 +0000
Cc: Stian Soiland-Reyes <soiland-reyes@manchester.ac.uk>, W3C RDFa Community <public-rdfa@w3.org>, "public-rdf-comments@w3.org" <public-rdf-comments@w3.org>
Message-Id: <5DBCDAE6-8E34-4A87-B012-2975CA3C9879@styx.org>
To: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
> Why is that different (if all syntaxes refer to the same graph) as
> having such triples within the same serialization?

I have a vague, probably poorly thought out, feeling that there might be a
difference between explicit repetition in a single graph, such as

    :p a [].
    :p a [].

which seems clearly intended to be two statements, and giving several
representations of the same graph for the convenience of different

Back when content-type negotiation was the way to do this, there was no
problem because the scope was an HTTP transaction and there was no
specified way to get two documents in a single transaction.

Perhaps the best answer is to say that if you want to publish different 
versions of the same document, use the HTTP machinery, and do not try
to embed them in a container. It’s easy to keep an HTTP connection open,
making multiple requests doesn’t cost much.

William Waites
Laboratory for Foundations of Computer Science
School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh
Informatics Forum 5.38, 10 Crichton St.
Edinburgh, EH8 9AB, Scotland

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