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Re: RDF API

From: Sergey Melnik <melnik@db.stanford.edu>
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2000 15:08:28 -0800
Message-ID: <38DAA3EC.BB78A208@db.stanford.edu>
To: guha@epinions-inc.com
CC: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>, "McBride, Brian" <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, RDF-list <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Guha wrote:
> 
> There are 2 kinds of APIs.
> 
> (a) An text based API for one machine to ask another
> for information about a particular object (e.g., machine
> A asks machine B for all the contact related information
> for Dan Brickley).

I would refer to it as retrieval protocol + query language. I agree with
Jeff that at least the query language should be represented in RDF. I
wouldn't mind having an RDF-based protocol on top of TCP/IP either (but
many people will find it inconvenient).

> (c) A programatic API for a program to traverse/query
> an RDF graph.

Sergey
Received on Thursday, 23 March 2000 17:59:23 GMT

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