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Editorial: SPARQL Update and LOAD -- inconsistent text.

From: Andy Seaborne <andy.seaborne@epimorphics.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2011 18:49:40 +0100
Message-ID: <4E495C34.6020703@epimorphics.com>
To: SPARQL Working Group <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>
The update document is inconsistent about LOAD.

[[ 3.1.4 LOAD
an empty graph being retrieved will not create a new graph in the graph 

This disagrees with the formal definition

[[ 4.3.4 Load Operation
OpLoad(GS, documentIRI, iri) =
    Dataset-UNION(GS, { {}, (iri,graph(documentIRI)) } )

graph(documentIRI) is a function returning the RDF graph serialized by 
the RDF document retrieved from IRI documentIRI

but an empty graph is a legal RDF document and so it does create an 
empty graph. This may be removed but it is not required.

I prefer the formal definition version.

Received on Monday, 15 August 2011 17:50:10 UTC

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