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Re: Activating lower layer issues

From: Graham Klyne <Graham.Klyne@Baltimore.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2001 12:44:00 +0100
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To: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Cc: rdf core <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
At 07:04 PM 6/26/01 +0100, Brian McBride wrote:
>Graham, you have made a proposal for an absract syntax and semantics.  I am
>assuming that you feel pretty neutral about the actual concrete form of
>the syntax and that n-triple can represent everything you need at the
>syntactic level.  If that is so, then we can focus on the question of
>reification on the semantics rather than the syntax.

Yes, with one proviso:

Some semantics depend on an interpretation of more than one triple used in 
concert.  Following the style of attaching interpretations to syntax 
productions, it may be necessary use a "model syntax" that is more complex 
than the minimal syntax needed to describe N-triple.

Otherwise, I fully agree that everything can be based on a concrete, 
parseable representation that we call N-triple (an important property of 
which is that, modulo trivial matters like statement ordering, there is 
only one way to represent any given RDF graph).


Graham Klyne                    Baltimore Technologies
Strategic Research              Content Security Group
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