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Re: Draft response to GK-1

From: Steve Harris <steve.harris@garlik.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2011 11:23:44 +0000
Cc: "Andy Seaborne" <andy.seaborne@epimorphics.com>, "SPARQL Working Group" <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <890ED00E-D443-4BD1-BC3E-A46F2DD7A4E0@garlik.com>
To: Axel Polleres <axel.polleres@deri.org>
On 2011-02-14, at 10:59, Axel Polleres wrote:

> Related to the issue of ORDER in GROUP_CONCAT we had a mail thread starting at
> 
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-rdf-dawg/2010OctDec/0041.html
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> and ending at
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>  http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-rdf-dawg-comments/2010Oct/0001.html
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> ... this was then discussed in the TC on 2010-10-26:
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> http://www.w3.org/2009/sparql/meeting/2010-10-26#line0100
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> there we had a strawpoll on whether or not we want an order feature in GROUP_CONCAT...
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> Options for group_concat: 1) no order_by 2) simple order_by 3) full ordering by expressions (e.g. order by second letter of a word, etc.)
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> where a clear majority voted for 1), mainly because of concerns that anything else would not be doable with the remaining time/resources.
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> As far  as I understand, what is now being discussed is 3), correct? Back in october, no one voted for 3). 
> Unless someone thinks we have substantial new information, I think we should stick with this position.
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> BTW: I just see that, on IRC, in that TC, Steve suggested to make a postponed issue out of it: http://www.w3.org/2009/sparql/meeting/2010-10-26#line0133  but so far we haven't added it as an issue.

Right, I see this comment as further evidence that it's worth a (postponed) issue.

- Steve

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