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Notes on SPARQL Protocol update

From: Simon K Johnston <skjohn@us.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2009 19:30:51 -0400
To: public-rdf-dawg@w3.org
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Lee and I talked today about the update to the SPARQL Protocol (
http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-sparql-protocol/) document and I thought I would 
publish our notes here because it may be that we wont have the edits 
online before next Tuesday.

Here is the plan we agreed today.

1. We'll update the "Editors" header but also keep the current names under 
a "Previous Editors" header.
2. We will continue to describe the protocol in general using WSDL and add 
a note that we will use one WSDL interface with two operations (one for 
query and one for update); this does not imply a service supporting this 
interface MUST provide both operations, specifically a service may provide 
one endpoint with both operations or separate query and update into two 
separate endpoints.
3. We will merge sections 2.1.1, 2.1.2 and 2.1.3 into a single description 
of the query operation including both input and output messages.
4. Will add a 2.1.2 which is a description of the update operation 
including both input and output messages.
5. Section 2.1.3 will be a single description of fault messages which we 
think at this time will be common for both operations.
6. Section 2.2 will in general remain the same and time permitting (for 
the first editors draft) we will add examples showing update operations.
7. Section 2.3 will be renamed from "SOAP Bindings" to "Additional 
Bindings" and will simply refer the reader to the [WSDL2-Adjuncts] spec 
fand suggest that additional bindings can be supported using the WSDL 
provided but only the HTTP binding is normatively included in this 
specification.
8. Section 4 on conformance will be updated to remove references to SOAP 
bindings.
9. Section 6 on acknowledgements, we will maintain the existing text and 
add a paragraph ahead of it that will list at least the current members of 
the working group.

Unfortunately I don't have CVS access right now so will have to coordinate 
edits with Lee, and we'll probably wait until the document has been 
converted into the xml-spec format - all of which says we may not have it 
all back online before the next call.

Thanks,

Simon K. Johnston (skjohn@us.ibm.com) - STSM, Jazz Foundation Services
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Received on Thursday, 24 September 2009 23:31:33 GMT

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