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Re: output-xslt good enough for sort objective?

From: Janne Saarela <janne.saarela@profium.com>
Date: Sat, 16 Apr 2005 10:27:02 +0300
Message-ID: <4260BE46.8080102@profium.com>
To: public-rdf-dawg@w3.org

let me do some mathematics, too:

> I suggest that the primary role of the protocol is to transport query 
> requests to a server and transfer the results back.  It is the role of 
> the query processor (and hence the QL) to generate and manipulate the 
> results, result sets included.  This is why I don't think DISTINCT, 
> LIMIT and SORT have a place in the protocol - they happen before 
> serilization.


> Allowing XSLT to be applied is useful for the creation of presentation 
> but using that as the means to manipulate results breaks the separation, 
> so will lead to complex interactions (e.g. sorting twice, sorting after 
> limit applied) now or later.
> So "OK" to have having an XSLT parameter but "no" to saying that meets 
> the sorting requirement.


Just to give the chair a message that there's strong support of this 

Janne Saarela <janne.saarela at profium.com>
Profium, Lars Sonckin kaari 12, 02600 Espoo, Finland
Internet: http://www.profium.com
Received on Saturday, 16 April 2005 07:27:06 UTC

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