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Re: [EDITORIAL] Preface of rq24

From: Kendall Clark <kendall@monkeyfist.com>
Date: Sun, 17 Sep 2006 18:53:05 -0400
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Cc: RDF Data Access Working Group <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>
To: Bijan Parsia <bparsia@cs.man.ac.uk>


On Sep 12, 2006, at 7:26 AM, Bijan Parsia wrote:

>
> http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/DataAccess/rq23/rq24.html
>
> I would prefer that:
> 	Should DISTINCT be based on lean graphs?
> Be phrased as
> 	What is the definition of DISTINCT?

I agree with this suggestion to the editors.

> 	Should SPARQL care about graphs that are inconsistent by D- 
> entailment?
>
> as:
> 	What are the answers of a query of a D-inconsistent graph?

And with this one too.

> Finally, I would prefer a different phrasing for:
> 	"""Many of these issues reduce to "Is SPARQL a graph query  
> language or a higher level query language?" """"

I *really* dislike this current phrasing; it's far too tendentious to  
be useful. What is a "higher level query language" anyway?

> But without specifying which issues do so and how, I think it's  
> more confusing than helpful.

Agreed.

Cheers,
Kendall
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