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Re: HTTP PATCH?

From: Steve Harris <steve.harris@garlik.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2010 14:06:11 +0000
Cc: "Ivan Herman" <ivan@w3.org>, "W3C SPARQL Working Group" <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <54A0BE82-6D31-44EC-8AE0-B132F3933670@garlik.com>
To: Chimezie Ogbuji <ogbujic@ccf.org>
On 24 Mar 2010, at 13:28, Chimezie Ogbuji wrote:

> This issue was mentioned in Leigh Dodds' earlier comments and  
> addressed in
> the response to it:
>
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-rdf-dawg-comments/2010Feb/0007.ht
> ml
>
> [[
>> * General question re: scope. The document at present describes a
>> mechanism for coarse grained graph updates, and does not attempt to
>> offer the fine-grained access that SPARQL 1.1 Update offers. But
>> there's a wide spectrum between those extras. For example the Talis
>> Changeset format and protocol provides a RESTful way to manage  
>> updates
>> to RDF graphs that is more expressive than the protocol described  
>> here
>> but less so that SPARQL Update. Are the WG likely to consider
>> something like Changesets too? (I note as an aside that there's at
>> least one completely independent implementation using Changesets).
>
> Unfortunately, the initial scope of the document was to cover the  
> minimal
> behavior covered by an intuitive interpretation of the HTTP protocol
> specification. As a result the granularity is quite coarse and more
> fine-grained interactions were delegated to the SPARQL Update  
> language.
> ]]

My (admittedly brief) reading of the PATCH semantics are that it would  
be a more appropriate verb to use inplace of/in addition to POST for  
additive updates.

- Steve

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