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Re: bNodes and properties

From: Steve Harris <S.W.Harris@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2005 14:14:48 +0100
To: RDF Data Access Working Group <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20050412131448.GA28064@login.ecs.soton.ac.uk>

On Tue, Apr 12, 2005 at 03:00:13PM +0200, Jeen Broekstra wrote:
> Another, somewhat related, beef I have with the current syntax is that 
> it allows the use of blank node labels (_:a) as variables. This is not 
> only redundant, but confusing as heck since undoubtedly people will 
> misread this as being a blank node label occurring in the queried 
> source (instead of a variable name). Is there a strong argument 
> against simply removing this feature from SPARQL?

Yeah, without that you can't do the data-as-query trick.

- Steve
Received on Tuesday, 12 April 2005 13:14:54 UTC

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