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

From: Hugh Glaser <hg@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2010 18:34:57 +0000
To: Dave Beckett <dave@dajobe.org>
CC: Michael Schneider <schneid@fzi.de>, Jeremy Carroll <jeremy@topquadrant.com>, "semantic-web@w3.org" <semantic-web@w3.org>
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On 27/01/2010 16:21, "Dave Beckett" <dave@dajobe.org> wrote:

> 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
Would be good (and consistent with ; in turtle and the N3 usage).
(I would guess it wasn't a deliberate "feature".)
>> 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
> Turtle!
Ah. Thanks.
My bad.
> Dave
>> 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
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