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Re: Bandwidth efficiency

From: Steve Harris <S.W.Harris@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2004 15:16:42 +0100
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On Wed, Jun 02, 2004 at 02:05:26 +0100, Seaborne, Andy wrote:
> True - but its not that bad: we store namespace prefixes with models and
> could use thoese prefixes.  Works very well with predicates.  Going another
> stage, allowing @prefix declarations inline means that the first use
> occurrence can be used to declare a prefix.  The client and server need to
> maintain a prefix map but that does not seem too bad.

Thats a good point.
 
> However, the killer is the RDF-ness - information for the first result could
> be in the last triple.  We could have a restricted syntax this is parsable
> as RDF in an existing syntax, but has further restrictions so that it could
> be parsed in a streaming mode.

Yes. It also has the fact that you still need (most of) an Ntriples parser
to hadle the result set, which is quite a burdon, and doesnt really
satisfy the "get it out of RDF" aim.

- Steve
Received on Wednesday, 2 June 2004 10:16:48 GMT

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