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Re: SPARQL query JSON/XML source formats

From: Lee Feigenbaum <feigenbl@us.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2007 19:30:24 -0400
To: carmen <_@whats-your.name>
Cc: semantic-web@w3.org
Message-ID: <OFBBF25461.CE2DE1A7-ON852572FA.007D2DC9-852572FA.00811E99@us.ibm.com>

carmen wrote on 06/14/2007 05:50:00 PM:

> 
> from a glance at the SPARQL Protocol for RDF document, the XML 
> protocol still ultimately uses a string for the actual query 
> contents. since SPARQL is ostensibly designed to be used with data 
> and applications originating on the www, are there plans for a 
> working note/specification on expressing the queries in a web-native
> format like (X|HT)ML or JSON? programatically writing-out strings is
> error-prone and requires two steps including the subsequent 
> reparsing which should be eliminated to eliminate sources of 
> potential failure, and increase ease of use and developer uptake.
> 
> ive posted what im doing now, here:
> 
> http://blog.whats-your.name/post/2007/06/10/JSON-querying-RDF-via-SPARQL
> 
> wondering if i missed any existing documents on the subject..
> 

Hi carmen,

The working group has no plans to produce any other representation of 
SPARQL queries. However, Kendall Clark and Bijan Parsia once put a fair 
amount of work into an XML syntax for SPARQL queries. I have no idea how 
polished the work was nor how close it is to SPARQL's current design. 
There's an old (2005 Mar) DAWG thread on it:

  http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-rdf-dawg/2005JanMar/0414.html

...and Bijan referenced it early this year in a blog post:

  
http://clarkparsia.com/weblog/2007/01/21/snow-sparql-and-soemthingelsethatbeginswiths/

Lee
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