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Re: Reflections on Update

From: Steve Harris <steve.harris@garlik.com>
Date: Sat, 9 May 2009 19:27:42 +0100
Cc: SPARQL Working Group <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <889E91F6-EE47-4439-A248-5EBCCE43392E@garlik.com>
To: "Seaborne, Andy" <andy.seaborne@hp.com>
On 8 May 2009, at 17:58, Seaborne, Andy wrote:

> This is to suggest that we start with a smaller set of capabilities  
> for update.  Sort of split update into "phase 1" and "phase 2".
>
> Looking back on the discussion, the timescale we have and the  
> overall set of features, it seems to me that making sure some core  
> part of update made visible to the community early would be a good  
> course of action.
>
> The core might be changes to some graph, without specifying which  
> graph as part of the update language.  This would also help shake  
> out the alternatives of a non-language based approach although what  
> I took away is that ideas for a non-language approach do not  
> immediately extend to collections of graphs without particular  
> models of relating name to graph (so they aren't a panacea).

That sounds good to me.

Update without any way to control the graph would be essentially  
useless to us, but I guess we get the use the dataset features in the  
protocol to restrict as a workaround, if the WG doesn't get as far as  
phase 2.

- Steve

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