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FROM keyword unnecessary?

From: Phil Dawes <pdawes@users.sourceforge.net>
Date: Sun, 26 Sep 2004 14:42:46 +0000
Message-ID: <16726.54630.517862.535779@gargle.gargle.HOWL>
To: public-rdf-dawg-comments@w3.org

Hi Andy, Hi Dawg comments

I'm struggling to see the value of having the 'FROM' functionality in
the query language, even in the local case.

Andy Seaborne writes: (in the Named Containers post)
 > [...]
 >
 > ==== FROM
 > 
 > This is as much about "protocol" as query but its needed for the local
 > query case where there isn't a protocol layer."
 >

In the local case I would consider the protocol layer to be the
programming API, and the FROM functionality fits equally nicely in
this layer as it does for the remote protocol.

Moreover, 'FROM' buys little in terms of interoperablitiy in the local
case, since the client still has to use a seperate api to stage the
RDF store(s) and actually issue the query.

(all IMHO!)

Cheers,

Phil
Received on Wednesday, 29 September 2004 18:06:21 GMT

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