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Gathering SPARQL features this week

From: Lee Feigenbaum <lee@thefigtrees.net>
Date: Tue, 03 Mar 2009 20:24:25 -0500
Message-ID: <49ADD849.3090903@thefigtrees.net>
To: SPARQL Working Group <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>
executive summary:

1 - put proposed features on the wiki _this week_
2 - template for new features is at 
3 - feel free to solicit features from people outside the WG

full story:

On today's teleconference, we agreed to frame our survey of potential 
deliverables in terms of "features" (which can be motivated by use 
cases) rather than in terms of "use cases" (which could cover one or 
more features).

We ran out of time at the end of the teleconference, but the bottom line 
is that we are setting a deadline of _next week, March 10_ for SPARQL WG 
members to post potential features onto the wiki.

That's a quick turnaround time, but we need to get started discussing 
features and narrowing down our possibilities as soon as possible.

I will be announcing this shortly in a few public fora to encourage 
community members to suggest features that are important to them. Please 
feel free to similarly solicit feedback from outside the working group.

Here's an updated version of Axel's instructions for creating new 
feature suggestions:

1) Check that the feature has not already been covered. 
http://www.w3.org/2009/sparql/wiki/Category:Features lists all of the 

2a) If the feature already has a page, feel free to add to the page with 
new examples or implementation information.

2b) If the feature does not have a page, create a new one as follows:

3) Copy the contents of http://www.w3.org/2009/sparql/wiki/Feature_example

4) For feature XYZ, got to URL 

5) Paste the copied template in

6) Fill in the details, including
   a) summary & description - what capability does the feature add?
   b) example of what the feature might look like (i.e. syntax)
   c) info on existing implementations
   d) info on existing specification/documentation materials
   e) any issues with backwards compatibility
   f) links to any related postponed issues from DAWG
   g) links to any related features
   h) potential people/organizations that would champion/advocate for 
the feature
   i) short use cases that motivate addition of this feature to SPARQL
   j) any other reference material

Of course, you need not fill in all of this, but the more fleshed out a 
feature is, the easier it will be for the WG to evaluate it and decide 
on its merits.

7) Save the page. The feature is automatically added to the "Features" 
category and immediately shows up at 

Feel free to email the list or me with any questions / comments.

Received on Wednesday, 4 March 2009 01:25:03 UTC

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