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Re: Update Syntax

From: Andy Seaborne <andy.seaborne@talis.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2010 20:11:42 +0100
Message-ID: <4BD9D9EE.40709@talis.com>
To: Lee Feigenbaum <lee@thefigtrees.net>
CC: Gregory Williams <greg@evilfunhouse.com>, Paul Gearon <gearon@ieee.org>, SPARQL Working Group <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>

On 28/04/2010 7:05 PM, Lee Feigenbaum wrote:
> On 4/28/2010 1:42 PM, Gregory Williams wrote:
>> On Apr 28, 2010, at 1:39 PM, Paul Gearon wrote:
>>> I know that a mandatory "WHERE" is inconsistent with SPARQL Query, but
>>> I've personally never seen a query in the wild without the WHERE
>>> keyword (I've seen them in examples in this forum, but nowhere else).
>>> Given the confusion above, plus the fact that we're already a little
>>> inconsistent with SPARQL Query (e.g. USING instead of FROM), then I
>>> think it's reasonable to require the word.
>> I know people who use the WHERE-less form of SELECT a lot, but I agree
>> that it should be required in updated based on Steve's example.
> I always use the WHERE-less form myself, but I'm happy to have it be
> required in DELETE & INSERT.
> Lee

Generally, I use WHERE-less patterns except for CONSTRUCT because adding 
WHERE separates the two {} groupings.

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