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Re: RDF Query -- possible WG charter draft for discussion

From: Damian Steer <pldms@mac.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2003 14:09:14 +0000
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Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com> writes:

> On 2003-11-10 13:32, "ext jo walsh" <jo@abduction.org> wrote:
>> hello,
>>> Here are a few requirements that I would expect to see spelled out
>>> explicitly in the charter, which were not so in the draft:
>>> 2. All implementations must support at least all of the pre-defined XML
>>>    Schema simple datatypes.
>>> 3. Query results should be, by default, returned as RDF/XML, even if other
>>>    forms of representation are made available by particular implementations.
>> forgive any obvious stupidity from someone not deeply involved in the
>> process but i don't see the connection, utility or necessity that puts
>> these two 'requirements' at the start of an RDF query/rule language
>> standard effort. i feel wary of tight coupling to XML concepts in this
>> domain... 
>> that doesn't even amount to 2cents does it :/...
> I could see #2 being lessened to strong consideration and recommendation
> for implementations, rather than a hard requirement.

I see #2 being a concern given my experience of the strongly typed
XPath 2.0/XSLT 2.0/XQuery versus the weakly typed XPath 1.0/XSLT
1.0. I certainly prefer your weakened revision, and agree datatypes
need to be mentioned in the charter.

Damian Steer

PS maybe Jo + Me = 2cents :-)
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