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Re: Turtle update (was Re: RDF Syntaxes 2.0)

From: Dave Beckett <dave@dajobe.org>
Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2010 08:21:44 -0800
Message-ID: <4B606818.3020901@dajobe.org>
To: Hugh Glaser <hg@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
CC: Michael Schneider <schneid@fzi.de>, Jeremy Carroll <jeremy@topquadrant.com>, "semantic-web@w3.org" <semantic-web@w3.org>
Hugh Glaser wrote:
> I am hoping that my proposal to make Turtle ',' syntax compatible with N3
> might find its way there for future consideration.
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-cwm-talk/2008JulSep/0002.html

That's allowing optional commas at ends of lists.  Seems do-able

> It would be good if N3 documents were also Turtle documents.

That's not the goal of Turtle to be a superset of N3.  Turtle is to express
the RDF graph, not cwm's datamodel.  That includes other concepts such as
formulas (formulae?) which aren't quite named graphs, plus has other syntax
sugar that I think are interesting but I see as over the bar of what is
necessary while remaining easy to understand.  Yes this is a criticism
of N3, but if I thought N3 was the full answer, I wouldn't have come up with


> Best
> Hugh
> On 26/01/2010 01:49, "Dave Beckett" <dave@dajobe.org> wrote:
> ...
>> I've consolidated the issues I've got from my inbox, comments and elsewhere
>> (IRC) into an issues list.  That github repo also has the turtle spec
>> history and tests.
>> http://github.com/dajobe/turtle/blob/master/ISSUES.md
>> (might improve the layout, I'm new to Markdown)
>> and then I might make a new version there if I have the energy. It's
>> more likely I'll do this before any new WG appears, I would guess.
>> Dave
Received on Wednesday, 27 January 2010 16:22:15 UTC

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