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output-xslt good enough for sort objective?

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2005 11:36:33 -0500
To: RDF Data Access Working Group <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>
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Dave's message on fromUnionQuery[11Apr ] included:
  output-xslt  URI of xslt document to apply on XML output (0-1)

I think Andy's service does that too... yes...
  http://sparql.org/query.html

And so does zparqler...
  http://demo.asemantics.com/zparqler/

That looks like critical mass. Kendall, please think about
including that as you're drafting the protocol.

Does anybody think it's a bad idea?

I think it's important that we consider this before we close
the sort issue. XSLT has some sorting capabilities. Should
we just tell users to use those for the first version of
sparql?

For the "give me the most recent 10 articles" use case, it's
perhaps somewhat inefficient in the server... the SPARQL
ending would spit out all the articles and the XSLT would sort them and
perhaps truncate them. But to the client (and the network)
it looks just the same.

Hmm... it would be nice to have output-xslt-params too,
so that the same bit of XSLT could be re-used with different
variable names and such.

[11Apr ]
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-rdf-dawg/2005AprJun/0054.html

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