Re: Fresnel vocabulary question

From: Reto Bachmann-Gmür <>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2006 15:12:56 +0100

Emmanuel Pietriga schrieb:
> Ryan Lee wrote:
>> Reto Bachmann-Gmür wrote:
>>> Hello
>>> I've read . It says
>>> "The result of applying a lens or a group of lenses to an RDF graph
>>> is an ordered tree of RDF nodes" however, while I find information
>>> how the properties are ordered, I found nothing on how the
>>> "top-level" resources are ordered, how does the output of the
>>> FOAF-Example in 1.1 looks like, when applied to a graph with several
>>> foaf:PersonS? Also what's the order of the the properties of same
>>> type (multiple foaf:nameS or foaf:knowS).
>>> I probably just missed something, so I would be thankful for a pointer.
>>> reto
>> Hello Reto,
>> We opted to avoid the complexity of ordering resources or values in
>> Fresnel core. We're open to suggestions on how best to handle the issue
>> (extensions, revise core, etc.), it's just that at that time we had
>> enough other issues on our plate to deal with without getting into how
>> to describe the myriad ways of ordering things. Our sense then was
>> basically to let the implementing application handle ordering.
>> (So you didn't miss anything.)
> If such an ordering is considered useful (for top-level resources, I
> mean), I would rather see it in an extension vocabulary.
Why not? Maybe the fresnel manual should speak about "applying a lens or
a group of lenses to" an RDF-Resource rather than an RDF-Graph. But how
are non-top level resources ordered, say the objects of multiple
foaf:knows properties?

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