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RE: "suboptions" of Option 7

From: Seaborne, Andy <andy.seaborne@hp.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2009 14:52:25 +0000
To: Alexandre Passant <Alexandre.Passant@deri.org>, Gregory Williams <greg@evilfunhouse.com>
CC: "public-rdf-dawg@w3.org Group" <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-rdf-dawg-request@w3.org [mailto:public-rdf-dawg-
> request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Alexandre Passant
> Sent: 21 August 2009 12:12
> To: Gregory Williams
> Cc: public-rdf-dawg@w3.org Group
> Subject: Re: "suboptions" of Option 7
> 
> HI,
> 
> On 19 Aug 2009, at 19:06, Gregory Williams wrote:
> 
> > On Aug 19, 2009, at 7:38 AM, Alexandre Passant wrote:
> >
> >> While I'm really willing to see RDFa annotated endpoints, I think
> >> that 2 issues in that case would be:
> >> - Some endpoints do not provide any forms for query input (unless
> >> we want to say in the next spec that any endpoint must have a form
> >> for query input - I'd favor that as well)
> >
> > I'm not sure having a service description in HTML and/or RDFa
> > implies that the HTML *has* to have a query form.
> 
> I should have said - some endpoint do not provide any HTML page and
> just raise an error if no query is sent.
> That's something we have to consider regarding that proposal.
> 
> Alex.

This is the normal arrangement using Joseki.  /sparql is the query service endpoint, /sparql.html is the HTML form.

It's not necessary that it be that way but it maintains a practical separation of static content from the dynamic query processing.  The Joseki query processor is a servlet and dispatch is done by the web container (Jetty, Tomcat etc) and that's by the URL without the query string.  Having the static content managed by the web container normal static content handling, meaning the dynamic part (the query processor) does not have to do anything in particular is clearcut.

	Andy


> 
> > It might be nice, but the spec might not have to force the query
> > form on everybody (and in fact not doing so might help us re: abuse
> > of conneg, allowing the people who are going to add a query form to
> > be the ones who are abusing conneg, not the spec).
> >
> > .greg
> >
> 
> --
> Dr. Alexandre Passant
> Digital Enterprise Research Institute
> National University of Ireland, Galway
> :me owl:sameAs <http://apassant.net/alex> .
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