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Re: rdf in xproc

From: Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2008 15:05:49 -0400
To: Damian Steer <pldms@mac.com>
Cc: Paul Tyson <phtyson@sbcglobal.net>, semantic-web at W3C <semantic-web@w3c.org>, public-sparql-dev@w3.org
Message-ID: <m2d4jy1bea.fsf@nwalsh.com>
Damian Steer <pldms@mac.com> writes:

> On 22 Aug 2008, at 04:02, Paul Tyson wrote:
>
>>
>> XProc [1] is in Last Call, and as it stands has no built-ins for RDF
>> processing.  Do any in the community agree with me that having some
>> standard pipeline facilities for RDF processing would be a good thing?
>
> Given the situation, and what others have said, the only thing I'd
> like is a way to construct query strings, which would make sparql
> nicer to work with. To explain, currently it seems like you'd do:
>
> <p:document href="http://example.com/rq?
> query=.............encoded.noise............."/>
>
> Which is entirely functional, but not very readable. Any chance of:
>
> <p:document href="http://example.com/rq">
> 	<param name="query">
> SELECT * WHERE ....
> 	</param>
> </p:document>

No, but this seems perfectly straightfoward:

<p:sparql href="http://example.com/rq">
  <p:param name="query"> ... </p:param>
</p:sparql>

Actually, I'd probably try to make the query parameter an option.

If someone could propose a practical signature for a SPARQL step, I'd
like to see it.

                                        Be seeing you,
                                          norm

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