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SPARQL-friendly alternative to rdf:Lists?

From: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2013 10:02:29 -0400
Message-ID: <525804F5.5090203@dbooth.org>
To: semantic-web <semantic-web@w3.org>
rdf:Lists are notoriously difficult to use in SPARQL if one wishes to 
retain the *order* of the items in the list.  James Leigh and David Wood 
made a nice proposal a few years ago to address this problem directly at 
the RDF level,
but for whatever reasons, that work was not included in the charter of 
the current RDF working group.  As a result people often use some other 
means of representing ordered lists in RDF, such as by [item, index] pairs.

For those who use an alternate way to represent an *ordered* list of 
items in RDF (instead of rdf:List), I am wondering:

1. What *ordered* list representation do you prefer, and why?

2. Have there been any efforts toward standardizing alternative 
*ordered* list representations in RDF?  E.g., has anyone written up a 
spec on how they prefer to do it?

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