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Re: Finalizing syntax

From: Steve Harris <steve.harris@garlik.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2010 12:01:00 +0000
Cc: SPARQL Working Group <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <4B4C9D45-8D1D-4C00-BE04-3C746C28D424@garlik.com>
To: Andy Seaborne <andy.seaborne@talis.com>
On 3 Feb 2010, at 09:39, Andy Seaborne wrote:

> To get to a final syntax, the things I know need doing to [1] are:
>
> + SPARQL Update syntax
>
> + Mandatory AS (it's optional currently)
>
> + ! in property paths, if we include that.
>
> + DISTINCT in all built-in aggregates
>
> + Finalize the aggregate keywords.
>
> + TF-LIB: Constructors for terms [2]
>
> IRI(string) -> IRI

Should that be
   IRI(string or IRI)
to make it the parallel of STR() and presumably there will be an alias  
URI(...)?

Otherwise you'd have to do IRI(STR(?x)) to be sure you'd get a URI out  
from URI in.

> BNODE() -> fresh blank node
> BNODE(string) -> same blank node as other use of BNODE(string)
> LITERAL(str) ->
> LITERAL(str, IRI) ->
> LITERAL(str, string) ->
>
> +  TF-LIB: IN and BETWEEN
>   (COALESCE and IF are already in the grammar)

I've never used BETWEEN, so I'm not sure what it does.

- Steve

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