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RE: Dropping the redundant colon in N3

From: Lee Jonas <lee.jonas@cakehouse.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2001 16:25:16 -0000
Message-ID: <51ED29F31E20D411AAFD00105A4CD7A770B4@zingiber.cakehouse.co.uk>
To: "'Seth Russell'" <seth@robustai.net>, www-rdf-interest@w3.org

Re-reading my original post, my intented message was a bit cryptic.  What I
actually meant was to reserve double quotes for delimiting literals and
single quotes for delimiting URIs.


1) avoids the use of "<" and ">" so N3 can be nested inside XML/HTML easily.
2) avoids overloading the use of "[" and "]" for delimiting both anonymous
resources and URIs (as suggested in an earlier post).
3) should be fairly easy to read / write and be quite appealing to the eye,
as all values are quoted, the distinction between a URI and a literal is
determined by whether the quoting is single or double.


Lee Jonas

BTW. I never was actually subscribed to the www-rdf-interest list (even
though I sometimes contribute) - I used to read posts from the archive as it
can organise posts by thread.  I think the list managing software has
changed and I guess this may be why the addressing has gone via the list
owner, Ralph Swick?

-----Original Message-----
From: Seth Russell [mailto:seth@robustai.net]
Sent: 02 March 2001 15:26
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org; Lee Jonas (by way of "Ralph R. Swick"
Subject: Re: Dropping the redundant colon in N3

From: "Lee Jonas (by way of "Ralph R. Swick" <swick@w3.org>)"

Interesting addressing .. don't believe i've ever seen it done that way.

> >SemEnglish [1] punctuation set is:
> >
> >    ; , [ ] ( ) .
> >
> >None of those could be inside a proper SemEnglish URI.
> How about the ' (single quote) to juxtapose the " (double quote) used for
> literals?

Fixed.  Now literals can be enclosed in either single or double quotes.

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