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Re: what to make external (ISSUE-78)

From: Michael Kifer <kifer@cs.sunysb.edu>
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2008 09:47:32 -0400
To: Jos de Bruijn <debruijn@inf.unibz.it>
Cc: Chris Welty <cawelty@gmail.com>, "Public-Rif-Wg (E-mail)" <public-rif-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20081007094732.157888ae@kiferserv>



On Tue, 07 Oct 2008 09:32:01 +0200
Jos de Bruijn <debruijn@inf.unibz.it> wrote:

> > I think we should do what is right and the LC consideration is not very
> > important, if the change is relatively simple (which is what will be in this
> > case).
> > 
> > I think the right thing to do is Atomic-Equal|Frame  
> 
> Did you mean ATOMIC-Equal? ATOMIC includes Frame.

Yes.

> > I think the LC thing will need to be redone anyway, because of the problem with
> > the External primitive, which we discussed: it should really have the remote
> > site's IRI as an additional argument.  
> 
> I see that this is going in the direction of a general querying
> mechanism of external data sources, rather than built-ins (which was the
> original motivation for Externals).
> I would prefer to just stick with the built-ins in BLD and leave
> possible external query mechanisms to extensions.

Of course this was the whole idea. It is precisely the reason why it was called
External and not Builtin!

michael
Received on Tuesday, 7 October 2008 13:48:32 GMT

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