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Re: names, elevator speeches, slides, and marketing

From: Eric Prud'hommeaux <eric@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2004 11:36:08 -0400
To: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.umd.edu>
Cc: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, RDF Data Access Working Group <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>, Eric Miller <em@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20040910153608.GB18103@w3.org>
On Thu, Sep 09, 2004 at 11:27:32PM -0400, Jim Hendler wrote:
> 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...

RDAL is currently googlemarked by an RDf Annotations Language (for
annotation RelaxNG schemas and machine-producing triples).


It's fun stuff, should anyone care to play with it with me.

> 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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