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Re: Draft Response to ED-1

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2010 11:28:26 +0100
Message-ID: <4B752D4A.5030601@w3.org>
To: Andy Seaborne <andy.seaborne@talis.com>
CC: Steve Harris <steve.harris@garlik.com>, "public-rdf-dawg@w3.org Group" <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>
The question is whether we should 'keep the door open' for Emanuele's
design until the f2f and try to find some time to discuss there. I am
not fully convinced of the value of always referring back to SQL (eg, I
am not an SQL user, so this argument does not resonate for me) and I did
find value in Emanuele's design which, in some way, might be more
succinct than what we have...

I do not want to put up a fight for this alternative design, but I would
not want to give the impression to dismiss it too lightly


On 2010-2-11 15:05 , Andy Seaborne wrote:
> I think we need to recognize that Emanuele's design is not just about
> syntax and it allows for things that can't be done in SPARQL 1.1 without
> duplication of patterns (e.g. multiple aggregates over the same pattern).
> While it's attractive to be able to do such thing, on balance, I don't
> propose we address such functionality in this round.
>     Andy
> On 11/02/2010 10:08, Steve Harris wrote:
>> c.f.
>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-rdf-dawg-comments/2010Feb/0006.html
>> ---
>> Emanuele,
>> Thanks for your comment regarding the SPARQL 1.1 working draft syntax
>> for aggregate operations.
>> The working group did consider an aggregate design similar to the one
>> you propose while discussing the various syntax options.
>> However, the overall opinion of the group was that the familiarity of
>> the SQL-style aggregate operations was of a greater benefit than the
>> terseness of the syntax.
>> - Steve Harris, on behalf of the SPARQL WG.


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