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Re: forms, direction, query, etc …

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:58:54 -0500
Message-ID: <50AC436E.1020201@openlinksw.com>
To: public-ldp-wg@w3.org
On 11/20/12 8:24 PM, Arnaud Le Hors wrote:
> You guys should feel free to develop any proposals you'd like but, 
> while I'm happy for the WG to weigh in on this in view of an actual 
> proposal, I have to say that this seems quite far from what I think 
> this WG is chartered to do.
>
> Putting aside the reliance on SPARQL for which several people have 
> already raised concerns I don't think developing an elaborate query 
> mechanism is on our plate, at least not in this version of the spec.
The LDP draft spec makes a very specific claim [1] about its 
interpretation of what Linked Data means. The choosen meaning explicitly 
introduces SPARQL. Note, SPARQL and RDF are given equal weighting in 
TimBL's meme [2].

Clarity matters when you produce specs.


>
> Again, I don't mean to stop you. Please, feel free to make a proposal. 
> I just want to share with you my concern that this may be out of scope 
> so that if you see me pressing this point later on you aren't 
> surprised. Consider that a fair warning. :-)

Your concern should be triangulated back to the very basis for the LDP 
effort. SPARQL is part of the deal at this juncture, based on the the 
route that's been chosen thus far.


Links:

1. http://www.w3.org/Submission/2012/SUBM-ldbp-20120326/#intro -- note 
you have SPARQL listed
2. http://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/LinkedData.html -- note point #3

Kingsley
> --
> Arnaud  Le Hors - Software Standards Architect - IBM Software Group
>
>
> Roger Menday <Roger.Menday@uk.fujitsu.com> wrote on 11/20/2012 
> 02:04:26 AM:
>
> > From: Roger Menday <Roger.Menday@uk.fujitsu.com>
> > To: Olivier Berger <olivier.berger@it-sudparis.eu>,
> > Cc: Linked Data Platform Working Group <public-ldp-wg@w3.org>
> > Date: 11/20/2012 02:05 AM
> > Subject: Re: forms, direction, query, etc …
> >
> >
> > >> Henry opened up some discussion at the end of our phone
> > conference today, regarding his proposal about forms and query.
> > >>
> > >> I've got to say that I thought Henry's proposal [1] was really
> > >> elegant.
> > >
> > > +1
> > >
> > >> I also think that it is a solution for a problem that is very
> > relevant to LDP.
> > >>
> > >> If it has a flaw, it that a client needs to be SPARQL aware -
> > which I don't think will help uptake. I made my proposal on this
> > topic at [2]. I'll freely admit that it does not have the elegance
> > of Henry's use of SPARQL to drive interaction from the client, but,
> > what it does have is simplicity! It is sort of like "duck-typed
> > creation" .... it doesn't offer anything elaborate (repeated,
> > options, etc.) at the moment.
> > >>
> > >
> > > Thanks for the reminder for this subthread which was raised 
> initially in
> > > the discussion about Issue-33... but... what exactly is the point that
> > > Henry was after during today's meeting ?
> > >
> > > I'm not sure it is strictly related to issue 33 but maybe more to 
> other
> > > issues about discovery of the expected POST content, etc.
> > >
> > > Would you mind clarifying, and maybe propose a particular open 
> issue we
> > > should tackle during the next meeting where Henry's proposal would 
> help
> > > (providing that we got rid of the "opening raised issues phase" before
> > > ;) ?
> >
> > hi Olivier,
> >
> > I am happy to have a go and summarise the state of this topic.
> > This could be a starting point for discussions at the next meeting.
> >
> > Roger
> >


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