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Re: changes in XQuery and SPARQL's use of XQuery

From: Seaborne, Andy <andy.seaborne@hp.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2005 13:41:20 +0000
Message-ID: <437DDA00.7070203@hp.com>
To: Steve Harris <S.W.Harris@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
CC: public-rdf-dawg@w3.org



Steve Harris wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 18, 2005 at 10:14:22 +0000, Andy Seaborne wrote:
> 
>>>I would be in favour of allowing stuff like "1" + "2" = 3, it fits with
>>>how people really use RDF in my opinion.
>>
>>On the other hand:
>>"1" + "2" = "12"
> 
> 
> As far as I remember we dont have a + operator that takes two strings and
> concatentates them, and if we do, I want my money back ;)

No ... I have had requests for more string manipulation functions ... so "not yet"


Actually, + isn't the best example: FILTER(?x < 3) is a better example where 
an expectation might be force ?x to integer (c.f. RDQL!)

But then you get the RDQL problems:

What about:  "01" = 1  ?

> 
> - Steve
> 

Just possible different expectations : overloading + vs forcing string everywhere.

	Andy
Received on Friday, 18 November 2005 13:44:59 GMT

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