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Re: names, elevator speeches, slides, and marketing

From: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.umd.edu>
Date: Thu, 9 Sep 2004 23:27:32 -0400
Message-Id: <p0611040ebd66cee0e45b@[]>
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, RDF Data Access Working Group <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>
Cc: Eric Miller <em@w3.org>

A few of us were discussing this at an e-gov Sem Web meeting today -- 
the idea emerged that the "QL" space (RDQL, RDFQL, etc.) has been 
largely covered, but we're chartered to do "Data Access" and the 
"DAL" space seems pretty open - we didn't hit anything great, one 
idea was  RDAL (pronounced Riddle) - none of us liked it, but we all 
preferred it to BRQL -- anyway, I throw it out that something ending 
in DAL or using DA might be easier to find than something with QL...

At 14:38 -0500 9/5/04, Dan Connolly wrote:
>On Sun, 2004-09-05 at 14:34, Dan Connolly wrote:
>>  I don't like "RDF Query Language" for the same reason
>>  I no longer like "XML Schema" -- it's lazy and impolite
>>  to take the generic name, as if all other RDF query
>>  languages will cease to be useful and no new ones
>>  will ever be developed.
>to clarify: it's lazy to *presume* that all other
>RDF query language work will go away. It's our
>goal to set the standard, but we shouldn't presume
>to do so before we've done it.
>Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/

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