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Re: ISSUE-47: Is MODIFY syntax required?

From: Kjetil Kjernsmo <kjetil@kjernsmo.net>
Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2009 17:04:45 +0200
To: "public-rdf-dawg@w3.org" <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>
Message-id: <200910221704.46517.kjetil@kjernsmo.net>
On Thursday 22. October 2009 16:45:13 Seaborne, Andy wrote:
> While I agree with Paul that the correct POV is not to change a triple
> but remove and insert, I'd like to understand what you propose it could
> look like.  Is it a shortform of a more general operation like MODIFY?

I'm not really sure how it should look like, since there are, as you say, 
many concerns that should be satisfied. My main issue, is to have a short 
form for the apparently common case where the DELETE clause is identical to 
the WHERE clause, e.g.

DELETE { <foo> dc:title ?o . }
INSERT { <foo> dc:title "Foo" . }
WHERE { <foo> dc:title ?o . }

This makes it more relevant to ISSUE-48 than ISSUE-47, I suppose, but what 
I do there is a modification, right?

Cheers,

Kjetil
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