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Re: Alternative names for HTTP/Update specification

From: Steve Harris <steve.harris@garlik.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2011 09:46:22 +0000
Cc: Andy Seaborne <andy.seaborne@epimorphics.com>, Chimezie Ogbuji <chimezie@gmail.com>, SPARQL Working Group <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <959DE7DC-8AB4-4D15-BE11-33CD93376864@garlik.com>
To: Lee Feigenbaum <lee@thefigtrees.net>
On 2011-01-23, at 22:06, Lee Feigenbaum wrote:

> On 1/23/2011 3:25 PM, Andy Seaborne wrote:
>> 
>> 
>> On 21/01/11 17:28, Chimezie Ogbuji wrote:
>>> I had an ACTION from an earlier teleconference to propose alternative
>>> names for the HTTP/Update specification. Below are (numbered)
>>> suggestions, starting with the 2 Dave Beckett suggested along with
>>> others suggested during that teleconference:
>>> 
>>> 1. SPARQL 1.1 RDF Graph Management Protocol
>>> 2. SPARQL 1.1 RDF Dataset Management Protocol
>>> 3. SPARQL 1.1 RESTful Graph Protocol
>>> 4. SPARQL 1.1 HTTP Graph Protocol
>>> 5. SPARQL 1.1 HTTP Graph Management Protocol
>>> 6. SPARQL 1.1 RDF Dataset HTTP Protocol
>>> 
>>> There was a suggestion of removing SPARQL 1.1 from the name, so
>>> alternatives are:
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 7. RDF Graph Management Protocol
>>> 8. RDF Dataset Management Protocol
>>> 9. RESTful Graph Protocol
>>> 10. HTTP Graph Protocol
>>> 11. HTTP Graph Management Protocol
>>> 12. RDF Dataset HTTP Protocol
>>> 
>>> My personal preference is 12 and 6
>>> 
>>> -- Chime
>>> 
>> 
>> My preferences:
>> 
>> 6 > 4 = 3 > 12 > 10 = 9
>> 
>> The pattern is:
>> "SPARQL 1.1"
>> "RDF Dataset" before "RDF Graph" before "HTTP Graph"
> 
> I'm trying to wrap my head around the intuition for preferring "RDF Dataset" because, to me, the spec in question deals with individual graphs more than it deals with RDF Datasets (a default graph plus zero or more named graphs). But From Andy and Chime's preferences, I'm guessing I'm just not looking at it the right way, so can anyone help me out?

Agreed. "RDF Dataset ... Protocol" reads like backup/restore to me.

For me it's

"SPARQL 1.1" +1     (for branding reasons)
"Management" +1     (that's what it does)
"Graph" +1          (ditto)
"RDF Dataset" -1    (confusing)
everything else +0

- Steve

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