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Re: allow implicitly unbound variables in SPARQL results?

From: Steve Harris <S.W.Harris@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 9 Dec 2005 15:43:30 +0000
To: RDF Data Access Working Group <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20051209154330.GB16630@login.ecs.soton.ac.uk>

On Fri, Dec 09, 2005 at 10:38:55AM -0500, Kendall Clark wrote:
> 
> 
> 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).

+1, though I'd like to see how much more it complicates XSLT processing,
as that was more of a concern IIRC.

- Steve
Received on Friday, 9 December 2005 15:44:00 GMT

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