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Re: allow implicitly unbound variables in SPARQL results?

From: Kendall Clark <kendall@monkeyfist.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Dec 2005 10:38:55 -0500
Message-Id: <89F5DA36-AB11-42A4-89E3-F0C51D6ED2C6@monkeyfist.com>
Cc: RDF Data Access Working Group <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
To: Jeen Broekstra <jeen.broekstra@aduna.biz>


On Dec 9, 2005, at 10:29 AM, Jeen Broekstra wrote:

> There are still a number of possible reasons I can think of to stick
> with the last call design however:
>
>  1. It has been implemented already and changing it will break
>     existing tools (but hey, we're a working draft, what do you
>     expect?).
>  2. The collapsed form esp. will make the data structure more
>     irregular and therefore possibly harder to understand, esp. for
>     people with table/SQL background.
>
> I personally find neither reason particularly compelling, but I'd like
> to hear the WG's opinion on this, if any.

I agree, neither reason is compelling (and I'm not even sure I agree  
with them, but that's beside the point).

Cheers,
Kendall
Received on Friday, 9 December 2005 15:39:07 GMT

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