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Re: ACTION-4: Review SPARQL Graph Store Protocol and suggest how we should move forward with it

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2012 11:13:23 -0400
Message-ID: <50573E13.4040609@openlinksw.com>
To: public-ldp-wg@w3.org
On 9/17/12 9:26 AM, Steve K Speicher wrote:
> I have previously responded [1] to the request [2] for a review of "SPARQL
> 1.1 Graph Store HTTP Protocol" [3] with member submission "Linked Data
> Basic Profile 1.0" [4].  Here is an update with some suggested steps to
> better the align the work of GSP with LDBP.
> Background:
> ----------------
> GSP, as its name implies, can be seen as a HTTP protocol definition on how
> to interact with a quad (graph) store.  The model, as seen as from HTTP
> clients, can be that HTTP resources are equal to a graph.  This is useful
> for HTTP clients that known they are working with graph stores.  LDBP
> looks to abstract away the server storage model and focus on the protocol
> for the lifecycle of HTTP resources and relationships (links and
> containers).  LDBP could be implemented with a graph store.
> Summary Recommendation:
> ------------------------------------
> It would be ideal if GSP was defined in the context of the LDBP and LDP
> work.  Due to its Last Call status, it may not be reasonable to be this
> work "on hold".  The reality is that many implementations of LDBP will be
> based on graph stores, so having a specification within this context will
> be useful.  The question is whether there needs to be 2 separate
> specifications: 1) HTTP access to graph store, independent of LDP  2)
> Mapping of LDP specs to graph stores (SPARQL Update).
> I don't see the value in having 2 separate specifications.  I'd recommend
> leaving GSP as Last Call and have an open issue to align with LDP Last
> Call.


> Thanks,
> Steve Speicher
> IBM Rational Software
> OSLC - Lifecycle integration inspired by the web ->
> http://open-services.net



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