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Re: what does SPARQL stand for? (issues#languageProtocolName)

From: Eric Prud'hommeaux <eric@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 11 Dec 2004 02:02:13 -0500
To: Dave Beckett <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>
Cc: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, RDF Data Access Working Group <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20041211070213.GA23981@unagi.w3.org>

On Sat, Dec 11, 2004 at 12:34:59AM +0000, Dave Beckett wrote:
> 
> On Fri, 10 Dec 2004 17:04:50 -0600
> Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org> wrote:
> 
> > 
> > I'm looking for issues we can close easily, and the name
> > thing seems pretty well settled: I'm getting pretty much
> > uniformly positive feedback on SPARQL.
> > 
> > http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/DataAccess/issues#languageProtocolName
> > 
> > But people then ask "what does it stand for?"
> 
> I've not heard many people ask for
> 
> > I think the original proposal was
> >   "Simple Protocol and RDF Query Language"
> >   --
> > http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-rdf-dawg/2004JulSep/0500.html
> > 
> > but we haven't propagated that expansion into the draft(s).
> 
> It's in the <acronym> expansion in the sparql query document, part 1.
> How it appeared there was an editorial choice.
> 
> > I propose that we do so.
> > 
> > Hmm... what become of "ACTION EricP: set up a naming poll using WBS"?
> > http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/DataAccess/ftf3-brs#sec-abs
> > 
> > I guess we dropped it somehow. It doesn't seem worthwhile to me.
> > Does anybody still want to do that?
> 
> Since I came up with it, how about this:
>   SPARQL Protocol and RDF Query Language
> 
> since S=Simple isn't so true 1/2 :)

+1
it just appeals to my sense of humor
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