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Re: who wants lossy paging?

From: John Arwe <johnarwe@us.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Feb 2014 07:51:57 -0500
To: Linked Data Platform WG <public-ldp-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OFC3E1F467.D89E59D2-ON85257C82.0045F116-85257C82.0046ADF0@us.ibm.com>
> Does someone have a system, in use or planned, which uses paging and 
> doesn't care that it's lossy as per the spec?

Yes - several (at least one GA as a component in 2 products, and several 
WIP).  They're not using LDP-paging syntax (since this is GA products and 
they won't build on an unstable spec), but they're using a very close 
analog that is explicitly lossy in the LDP sense.
BTW, LDP goes not *guarantee* lossy-ness.  I wouldn't say we don't care - 
it's annoying as heck on the client side.  But this is a distributed 
system, and I've yet to see an implementation that can both scale and 
provide stable paging.
Some clients (notably UIs) want (a lot) more features from paging than 
we've even discussed.  Often they think they want stability at first, then 
once they see the cost they back off and live with unstable.

Best Regards, John

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