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Re: SPARQL itself represented in RDF instead of DML

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 12 May 2005 09:42:34 -0500
To: public-rdf-dawg-comments@w3.org
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Apologies for the delay in responding to your comment of 23 Apr 2005
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-rdf-dawg-comments/2005Apr/0041.html

> I have seen the examples in the SPARQL working draft published April
the 19th, 2005.
> I can see that the syntax looks like DML statements.

Yes, that is our approach to objective 4.1 Human-friendly Syntax
http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-dawg-uc/#d4.1

The character-based syntax also supports objective 
4.10 Addressable Query Results
http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-dawg-uc/#d4.10

> Is the group considering representing
> SPARQL itself in XML or even RDF? If the conversion to DML statements is important, I'm sure
> there could be a simple XSLT conversion SPARQL in some sort of database plug-in or
> adapter, sparing SPARQL engines from parsing yet another DML flavour.

We have an open issue regarding representing the abstract syntax
of SPARQL in XML Schema...
http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/DataAccess/issues#xmlAbstractSyntax

Please stay tuned to see how it turns out.

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