Re: SPARQL Profile for PATCH [was Re: LDP Patch Format FPWD published]

On 19.09.2014 22:02, Eric Prud'hommeaux wrote:
> On Sep 19, 2014 11:03 PM, "David Booth" <> wrote:
>  . . .  I am very glad to
> see progress toward supporting an RDF PATCH operation, and I am glad
> to see the thinking that has gone into ensuring simplicity.  However,
> I also have concerns about inventing a new syntax.
>  >
>  > Overall, I think progress would be better served if, instead of
> inventing a new syntax, a simple restricted set of operations were
> defined as a *profile* of SPARQL 1.1 Update operations.  I think this
> would provide important benefits over inventing a new syntax:
> The front matter of the LDP Patch document included links to some
> alternative proposals. [2]
> seems the closest to what you propose. Can you say whether it or one
> of the other proposals is closest to what you had in mind?

There are two issues: (a) whether LDP Patch invents a new language 
versus using a subset of SPARQL 1.1 Update; and (b) what choice of 
capabilities it should support.  My comment was addressing only the 
first of these two issues: I think it would be significantly 
advantageous to use a subset of SPARQL 1.1 Update rather than inventing 
a new language.

I did not look closely at the differences in capabilities supported by 
SparqlPatch [2] versus the current draft of LD Patch [1], so I do not 
know exactly how their capabilities compare, but my assumption is that 
they are different and the working group as a whole thought that the 
capabilities reflected in LD Patch [1] would be a better set to 
standardize than those in SparqlPatch [2].  For this reason my intent 
was only to push for using *some* SPARQL 1.1 Update subset, but let the 
working group decide what subset of capabilities that should be.  My 
assumption was that the working group would choose a subset similar to 
what is currently defined in LD Patch [1] (but using a subset of SPARQL 
1.1 Update instead of inventing a new language).

I hope that clarifies.


> Links:
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> [1]
> [2]
> [3]

Received on Sunday, 21 September 2014 01:20:24 UTC