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Re: N3 and N-Triples (was: RDF in HTML: Approaches)

From: Michael Kifer <kifer@cs.sunysb.edu>
Date: Mon, 03 Jun 2002 20:11:44 -0400
Message-Id: <200206040011.UAA08142@sbcs.cs.sunysb.edu>
To: "Seth Russell" <seth@robustai.net>
cc: "Aaron Swartz" <me@aaronsw.com>, "Patrick Stickler" <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>, "Sean B. Palmer" <sean@mysterylights.com>, www-rdf-interest@w3.org

>>>>> "SR" == "Seth Russell" <of Mon, 03 Jun 2002 10:35:26 PDT> writes:

    MK> NTriples can be naturally encoded in XML and exchanged.

    SR> Is that actually true?   How?

<triple><subject ...>subj</subject><property>...</property> <object> ... </object> </triple>

An attribute in subject/object can tell whether the content is a literal,
uriref, or a blank node. 
Cross-referencing blank nodes presents some small problem, which can be
fixed in a number of ways.
But, as I said before, a better syntax would be to use F-logic, which is
not that far from the triples, but is cleaner. (Reification and blank nodes
are easier to represent.)

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