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Re: SWIG F2F during W3C TPAC week, Oct 20/21 (Cannes, France)

From: Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Date: Mon, 01 Sep 2008 07:07:12 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <20080901.070712.136350229.pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
To: parcher@fosi.org
Cc: danbri@danbri.org, semantic-web@w3.org, ivan@w3.org

From: Phil Archer <parcher@fosi.org>
Subject: Re: SWIG F2F during W3C TPAC week, Oct 20/21 (Cannes, France)
Date: Mon, 01 Sep 2008 08:50:25 +0100

> Dan, everyone,
> I wonder whether a possible topic for discussion might be... and I'm
> hesitating a little to write this... testing the water to determine
> interest in and willingness to create an update to the RDF specs. 
> A few of things lead me to this:
>   - There appears to be at least some dissatisfaction with RDF/XML
>   - N3, whilst fully specified and understood, is not part of the
>    formal specs 

I would be very interested in reading a full specification of N3.  Could
you point me to one?

>   - Named graphs have been discussed (a lot) with various solutions
>     proposed although none adopted (at least formally) 
>   - The 10th anniversary is looming and maybe it's time for at least a
>     review 
>   - A lot of other technologies have been built off RDF (OWL, now with
>     2.0 well on the way, SPARQL, RIF, RDFa POWDER, and more) and these
>     may well provide good feedback into the original core? 
> I'm sorry to say that I'm not going to arrive until the Tuesday
> afternoon so I'm not going to be able to participate much in the
> discussion, but Ill get there as soon as I'm able. 
> All the best
> Phil.
Peter F. Patel-Schneider
Bell Labs Research
Received on Monday, 1 September 2008 11:07:56 UTC

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