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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,
http://www.w3.org/2009/12/rdf-ws/papers/ws14
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?

Thanks,
David
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