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RDF/XML syntax for quads

From: Martynas Jusevičius <martynas@graphity.org>
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2016 17:44:26 +0200
Message-ID: <CAE35Vmw1XghQgUbssiL1JuynGwb9F0RBjP-ZCEv=qKLn+LPe1w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
Cc: Andy Seaborne <andy@seaborne.org>, Fabien.Gandon@inria.fr

we have a use case where we need an RDF format in XML syntax that
1. supports named graphs
2. has a convenient structure for XSLT transformations

RDF/XML fails at #1, TriX fails at #2.

I suggest extending RDF/XML with a concept of named graph, similarly
to how TriG extends Turtle:


  <!-- default graph -->
    <foaf:mbox rdf:resource="mailto:semantic-web@w3.org"/>

  <!-- named graph -->
  <rdf:Graph rdf:name="https://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-syntax-grammar/">

    <rdf:Description rdf:about="https://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-syntax-grammar/">
      <dct:title>RDF 1.1 XML Syntax</dct:title>



As far as I can see, the only required additions would be rdf:Graph
element and rdf:name attribute.

Has anyone attempted something like this? I would be willing to try to
implement a writer for Jena, to start with.

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