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Re: (TED] SPARQL, data sources and blackboxes [was (Re: [UCR] ISSUE-12 and ACTION6198)]

From: Dave Reynolds <der@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2007 22:47:44 +0000
Message-ID: <45A41B90.90100@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
To: Christian de Sainte Marie <csma@ilog.fr>
Cc: Stan Devitt <stan.devitt@gwi-ag.com>, RIF WG <public-rif-wg@w3.org>

Christian de Sainte Marie wrote:
> 
> Stan Devitt wrote:
> 
>> Some examples to consider that don't seem to have come up:
>>
>> 1.  What if the RIF compliant application is a custom "editor" designed
>> to create or publish a collection RIF rules?  Surely it need not be able
>> to execute them.
> 
> Yes, this is an important use case that has been mentioned repeatedly, 
> but that may not be reflected explicity enough in our use cases. Is 
> there something that we should do about that?
> 
> What is the impact of that case on the example of a rule containing a 
> SPARQL query? Doesn't handling a SPARQL query as a blackbox (that is, 
> from the editor point of view, as a piece of free text, I guess) work 
> for that case too?

Yes.

Though if the SPARQL query primitive were an official primitive in the 
dialect concerned then a user might expect the editor to understand the 
SPARQL syntax and not just treat it as unconstrained free text.

Dave
Received on Tuesday, 9 January 2007 22:47:52 GMT

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