ISSUE-533: Notation, of attributes

Notation, of attributes

Raised by:
Paolo Missier
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Would strongly prefer to see all attributes in the form of "name = value" pairs rather than relying on positional references. If the purpose of this syntax is to facilitate human readability ("aimed at human consumption", as stated in the doc), that will be achieved more easily when named attributes are used rather than expecting people to remember the order of attributes for each expression. For example:

wasDerivedFrom( derivation = $d, drv_entity = $e2, src_entity = $e1, activity = $a, generation = $g2, usage = $u1, [ optional_attributes] )

This would also be consistent with how the optional attributes are specified.
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  4. PROV-N responses (from on 2012-10-27)
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  12. suggested resolution ISSUE-508 (Table 5) (from on 2012-09-27)
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  14. Re: PROV-ISSUE-508: Data Model Table 5 [prov-dm] (from on 2012-09-18)
  15. Re: PROV-ISSUE-505: Data Model Section 3 [prov-dm] (from on 2012-09-18)
  16. PROV-ISSUE-536: Notation Section 2.3 [prov-n] (from on 2012-09-10)
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