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Re: Blank nodes as predicates Re: Blank Nodes Re: Toward easier RDF: a proposal

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2018 07:30:01 -0800
Message-ID: <CAFfrAFqZ+2dWjdik7TLHTz16TQVj+CPba_TOp26M+jnieJZThw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Martynas Jusevičius <martynas@atomgraph.com>
Cc: martige@ifi.uio.no, Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
This did crop up in json-ld, see
https://github.com/w3c/json-ld-syntax/issues/37 with the notion of
"generalized rdf" introduced in the last round of specs.
https://www.w3.org/TR/rdf11-concepts/#section-generalized-rdf




On Thu, 22 Nov 2018, 06:20 Martynas Jusevičius <martynas@atomgraph.com
wrote:

> Is that really an essential problem? With blank nodes as predicates,
> will it suddenly become easier to build RDF applications and explain
> it "for dummies"?
>
> A lot of infrastructure will break and/or will have to be updated,
> that is for sure.
> On Thu, Nov 22, 2018 at 2:59 PM Martin G. Skjæveland <martige@ifi.uio.no>
> wrote:
> >
> > On 22/11/18 13:02, Tim Berners-Lee wrote:
> > >> On 2018-11 -21, at 22:40, David Booth wrote:
> >
> > >> Blank nodes are special second-class citizens
> > >> in RDF.  They cannot be used as predicates,
> > >
> > > Agreed it messes up the symmetry.  Actually in most of my code you can
> > > use a blank node as a predicate.  That said, RDF is unusual in having
> as
> > > much symmetry.
> >
> > I like symmetry. Can we get a ✅ for blank nodes as predicates too?
> >
> > Martin
> >
>
>
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