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Re: variables prefix - ?variable vs. $variable

From: Alberto Reggiori <alberto@asemantics.com>
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 21:11:53 +0200
Message-Id: <9E7E44BA-FB81-11D8-A917-0003939CA324@asemantics.com>
Cc: RDF Data Access Working Group <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>
To: "Seaborne, Andy" <andy.seaborne@hp.com>

On Aug 31, 2004, at 6:57 PM, Seaborne, Andy wrote:
>> 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. 
>> AND
>> you get at least some instant buy in from the people currently in
>> control
>> of data storage and the SQL bastion.
>
> We aren't querying existing SQL databases.

but we might also need to query RDF sources or RDF storages via 
existing, and widely deployed SQL/DBC interfaces and protocols - at 
least for another while, till the Semantic Web infrastructure will be 
in place.

cheers

Alberto
Received on Tuesday, 31 August 2004 19:11:56 GMT

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