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Re: Naming - old and new SPARQL

From: Steve Harris <steve.harris@garlik.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 10:55:22 +0000
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To: SPARQL Working Group <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>
On 26 Mar 2009, at 09:56, Orri Erling wrote:
> Hi
> This would be a matter of perception.
> The fact is, as a regular web developer would see it, that if the WG
> ,manages to agree on update, aggregates, expressions, grouping and  
> nesting,
> then it becomes, for the first time, possible to write what one  
> would call a
> regular database driven application without relying on vendor specific
> extensions.
> On its own merits, this would warrant a major version number.  But  
> if one
> does give it a new major number, one offhand acknowledges that the  
> previous
> spec was somehow insufficient.  Hence it seems that the threshold for
> issuing new major numbers is very high.

Some members of the WG, including Garlik, are keen to put the UPDATE  
stuff into a different Rec, that's not called SPARQL.

Given the timescale and charter I can't see us making any radical  
changes to SPARQL itself.

- Steve

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