Re: Toward easier RDF: a proposal

With a layered approach we would redefine RDF as a generic framework for graph data as the core, and then layer on top higher level specifications for data, rules and semantics as appropriate for different communities. As David Booth noted we would aim for  backwards compatibility, but that would be less important than ease of use, see:

> On 28 Nov 2018, at 09:48, thomas lörtsch <> wrote:
>  - if one wants closed world semantics, why use RDFetc?
>  - if many people use RDF in many different closed worlds will there still be 
>  a reasonably easy way to connect those closed world into an open world?
> And I guess we’ll get fundamentally different results if we
>  1 either abandon all semantics in a syntactic core
>  2 or default the semantics to closed world, non-odd bnodes etc.

Dave Raggett <>
W3C Data Activity Lead & W3C champion for the Web of things 

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