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Re: RDF/XML syntax for quads

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2016 06:48:48 +0200
Cc: W3C Semantic Web IG <semantic-web@w3.org>, Andy Seaborne <andy@seaborne.org>, Fabien Gandon <Fabien.Gandon@inria.fr>
Message-Id: <F421E038-36A6-4E12-B24F-50456847A501@w3.org>
To: Martynas Jusevičius <martynas@graphity.org>
There is a (fairly old…) document dealing with that:

https://www.w3.org/Submission/2007/SUBM-rdfsource-20071018/

I am not sure whether the project was continued by the authors or not. It did not lead to any followup at W3C.

Ivan

> On 9 Jun 2016, at 17:44, Martynas Jusevičius <martynas@graphity.org> wrote:
> 
> Hey,
> 
> 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:
> 
> <rdf:RDF>
> 
>  <!-- default graph -->
>  <rdf:Description>
>    <foaf:mbox rdf:resource="mailto:semantic-web@w3.org"/>
>  </rdf:Description>
> 
>  <!-- 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>
>    </rdf:Description>
> 
>  </rdf:Graph>
> 
> </rdf:RDF>
> 
> 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.
> 
> 
> Martynas
> atomgraph.com
> 


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