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Re: n3/n-triples syntax question

From: Sean B. Palmer <sean@mysterylights.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2001 20:47:59 -0000
Message-ID: <010a01c179e0$5b257060$0b550150@localhost>
To: "Peter Crowther" <peter.crowther@networkinference.com>
Cc: <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
> Uh... I thought anonymous nodes were supposed to
> be anonymous?

Yeah, until someone decided that they should have labels in NTriples.
How else would you say that two nodes within the graph are actually
the same? Then, it's a simple step from there to saying, "I want to be
able to remember the node labels whilst I'm authoring":-

   _:Sean <#forename> "Sean" .
   _:Sean <#surname> "Palmer" .

It doesn't actually matter what you call the bNode (which aren't
blank, and have been renamed, but I still like the term) labels, but
it's nice a nice utility for progams to preserve them if they can.

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