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RE: ACTION: elaborate on 4.4

From: Rob Shearer <Rob.Shearer@networkinference.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2004 10:51:02 -0700
Message-ID: <CFE388CECDDB1E43AB1F60136BEB497303FEAA@rome.ad.networkinference.com>
To: "Kendall Clark" <kendall@monkeyfist.com>, "RDF Data Access Working Group" <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>

> Well, there seem to be only two places to put the info -- in 
> the protocol or
> in the query language. If it goes into the protocol, reusing 
> some of the
> mechanisms HTTP already specifies, then the Separatists claim 
> that there's
> not enough separation. 
> 
> If it goes into the query language, then the Purists claim that we're
> failing to reuse the existing, underly bits of web architecture.
> 
> Damned if you do, damned if you don't. Nice.

Perhaps both groups would be happier if we actually tried to define what
"the info" is and whether it is necessary before trying to shove it in
either place. Because I sure don't understand it; it strikes me that
we're trying to add a feature relevent only to a small portion of
queries (those returning RDF) and a small portion of users (those who
refuse to accomodate RDF/XML) for an application that is nothing more
than an artifact of the current academic state of RDF (viewing the RDF
without actually processing it for human consumption).
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