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Re: Comments on HTTP Protocol for Managing RDF Graphs

From: Steve Harris <swh@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2010 08:02:30 +0100
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Cc: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>, "Ogbuji, Chimezie" <OGBUJIC@ccf.org>, "public-sparql-dev@w3.org" <public-sparql-dev@w3.org>
To: Andy Seaborne <andy.seaborne@epimorphics.com>
On 17 Oct 2010, at 17:14, Andy Seaborne <andy.seaborne@epimorphics.com> wrote:

> On 15/10/10 19:57, David Booth wrote:
>>  - GET on the URI of an RDF Graph Store with no "?graph=..." query
>> parameter returns the default graph
> 
> That's certainly a possibility but I think it is better to leave that open for returning quads, that is, treat the URI with no query string as a reference to the container of all the graphs.  Syntaxes like N-Quads or TriG can be used.
> 
> Using ?default, or some such, to get the default graph would leave both possibilties open and capture the notion of default graph in a container of many graphs.

Returning the default graph would certainly be strange - what is a Graph Store such that you might GET it? Not it's default graph for sure. 

- Steve
Received on Monday, 18 October 2010 07:05:25 GMT

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