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Re: protocol draft available

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 09 Nov 2004 09:54:48 -0600
To: Kendall Clark <kendall@monkeyfist.com>
Cc: RDF Data Access Working Group <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1100015689.4261.233.camel@dirk>
On Tue, 2004-11-09 at 09:17 -0500, Kendall Clark wrote:
> Les Chiens,
> I'm relieved (!) to say that I've finally got a protocol draft that
> I'm willing to publicly share, in the event anyone's still
> interested.

Very much.

>  You can find it at
> 	    http://monkeyfist.com/kendall/sparql-protocol/
> but that should be considered a temporary location, I suspect.
> If the primary consideration was that it fit on one sheet of paper,
> then either I was the wrong person to work on this or it's just more
> complex than that. Or both. :>

I'm filing that under "he who does the work makes the rules."

> I worked really hard to describe an abstract protocol that could be
> realized in the Unix command-line environment, SOAP, HTTP, BEEP, and
> other diverse environments, and that took a great deal of time. I
> biased that abstract description in favor of HTTP, when things were
> otherwise tricky, but I hope not too much.
> It probably doesn't need to be said, but this is a draft, it's full of
> warts, bugs, and outright errors. I will continue to work on it pretty
> much all the time, which means now that I'm sharing it, I'll add some
> date/time/RCS-markers, so that changes are easier to detect.

Yes, that helps quite a bit in my experience. Reviewers will please
note the $Revision$ or $Date$ or $Id$ or whatever when they
give feedback.

> I hope that it helps, at the very least, focus our discussion and move
> us toward CR status with all deliberate speed.
> Best,
> Kendall Clark
Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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