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Re: On the inevitability of SPARQL/SPIN for SHAQL

From: Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>
Date: Tue, 03 Mar 2015 06:36:55 -0800
Message-ID: <54F5C707.9090203@kcoyle.net>
To: public-data-shapes-wg@w3.org

On 3/2/15 2:28 PM, Holger Knublauch wrote:
> Yet for SHACL 1.0, I agree with Peter that SPARQL is *inevitable*.
> Instead of regarding SPARQL as a necessary evil, I am however certainly
> embracing it as an opportunity.

I think the group agreed with this -- that the SHACL spec would be 
illustrated in terms of SPARQL, and with the assumption that SPARQL 
would be an early (read "first") implementation.

I still favor the production of an abstract model, whether as a separate 
document or as introductory material to the SHACL 1.0 document. Such a 
model serves as a kind of check point for the group, but even more 
importantly it serves as a useful introduction for future implementers. 
Yes, some folks will plunge right into SHACL as implemented in SPARQL 
and will not think about it in the abstract, but there will be others 
for whom the abstract model is key for understanding.

I just don't see a down side to it.

Karen Coyle
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