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RE: Dropping the redundant colon in N3

From: Lee Jonas <lee.jonas@cakehouse.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2001 16:59:49 -0000
Message-ID: <51ED29F31E20D411AAFD00105A4CD7A770B5@zingiber.cakehouse.co.uk>
To: "'Sean B. Palmer'" <sean@mysterylights.com>, "'Seth Russell'" <seth@robustai.net>, www-rdf-interest@w3.org
From memory, a url is resolved, then any fragment id is used to locate a
portion of the doc.  Instead of a space, how about an 'empty' fragment in
the current doc, i.e.:

'#' writtenBy Sean .


<> :writtenBy :Sean .

This seems a more deliberate sequence of chars, less prone to typo's and
clearer to read / understand, etc.



-----Original Message-----
From: Sean B. Palmer [mailto:sean@mysterylights.com]
Sent: 02 March 2001 16:51
To: Lee Jonas; 'Seth Russell'; www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Subject: Re: Dropping the redundant colon in N3

> so N3 can be nested inside XML/HTML easily.

No, so that semEnglish can be nested inside XML easily... N3 still

> 2) avoids overloading the use of "[" and "]"

Plus it means we can now use XPath quite easily! I suppose that to
refer to the same document now, you must use ''? That's two
apostrophies, but it looks like a double quote. May I therefore
suggest a single character of whitespace be added in between:-

     ' ' writtenBy Sean .


   <> :writtenBy :Sean .

In N3.

Kindest Regards,
Sean B. Palmer
@prefix : <http://webns.net/roughterms/> .
:Sean :hasHomepage <http://infomesh.net/sbp/> .
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