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Re: Requirements for a possible "RDF 2.0"

From: Jeremy Carroll <jeremy@topquadrant.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2010 16:49:13 -0800
Message-ID: <4B4FBB89.9070607@topquadrant.com>
To: Sampo Syreeni <decoy@iki.fi>
CC: Toby Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>, Chris Welty <cawelty@gmail.com>, semantic-web@w3.org
Sampo Syreeni wrote:
> On 2010-01-14, Toby Inkster wrote:
>
>>  * Explicit support for named graphs
>
> Yes, this would be a step forward. But if you look at them from the 
> logical or the semantic point of view, they are simply another 
> instantiation of reification. If we want to give them a proper 
> axiomatic semantics, we're right back into the debates which 
> surrounded reification from the get go.

The idea in the named graphs papers was precisely to *not* go down that 
rathole. Name graphs are pragmatic layer and have no impact on axiomatic 
semantics.

Jeremy
Received on Friday, 15 January 2010 00:49:54 UTC

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