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Re: variables prefix - ?variable vs. $variable

From: Steve Harris <S.W.Harris@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 14:42:45 +0100
To: RDF Data Access Working Group <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20040831134245.GI17707@login.ecs.soton.ac.uk>

On Tue, Aug 31, 2004 at 09:35:00AM -0400, Kendall Clark wrote:
> > by simply insisting that any and all literals have a "" or '' , URI's
> > always have a <> around them and anything else must use a : separator
> > for the namepsace ?
> 
> Hmm, that's moderately better than most of the rest, I suppose. But
> when I scan a query, I want the variables to stick out, and they don't
> really stick out here.

Agreed.
 
> > Also think of the upside; do this right and you can instantly allow ANY
> > language/installation which has an ODBC, JDBC, ADO, whatever SQL interface
> > do semantic web queries with virtually no rework on the client side.
> 
> I'm a bit skeptical of this generally, but especially since it doesn't
> give any consideration (unless I'm mistaken) to our protocol, which
> will certainly require some client changes, yeah?

Well, the query language is supposed to be seperate from the protocol, is
it not? so it could make sense to send DAWG queries over *DBC.

- Steve 
Received on Tuesday, 31 August 2004 13:42:49 GMT

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