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Re: Editorial: SPARQL Update and LOAD -- inconsistent text.

From: Axel Polleres <axel.polleres@deri.org>
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2011 14:55:28 +0100
Cc: "SPARQL Working Group" <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <9ECDFE09-CAFE-4736-91A5-853697D496AB@deri.org>
To: Andy Seaborne <andy.seaborne@epimorphics.com>

On 15 Aug 2011, at 18:49, Andy Seaborne wrote:

> 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
> store.
> ]]
> 

I'd be fine with dropping that (see also last mail for clarifying wording on failure behavior of update, where I also mentioned that this sentence was potentially problematic: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-rdf-dawg/2011JulSep/0183.html and where I suggested a rewording)

Axel


> 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.
> 
>         Andy
> 
> 
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