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Re: [CLOSED] Re: Broad application of CSS hypertext pseudo-classes (as to SPARQL "link" elements)

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 07 Dec 2005 20:01:45 -0600
To: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
Cc: Eric Prud'hommeaux <eric@w3.org>, CSS specification-development list <www-style@w3.org>, RDF DAWG comments list <public-rdf-dawg-comments@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1134007305.2319.236.camel@dirk>

On Wed, 2005-12-07 at 19:15 +0100, Bert Bos wrote:
[...]
> I am satisfied with the answer.

OK...

> I was confused by the fact that SPARQL-R is not RDF. Why would the 
> result of a query over RDF itself not be RDF, unless it was for easier 
> styling and display?

First, SPARQL does provide a way to get back RDF, if the requester
wants. You use
  CONSTRUCT ...
instead of
  SELECT ...

but some clients don't want to parse RDF; they just want a more
rectangular result set. We looked at designs that met these
rectangular constraints using the RDF syntax, but didn't prefer
them to a dedicated XML format.

>  But I understand that the format is designed for 
> easier processing by software that displays the result in some other 
> form than as a document.

That too, I suppose.


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