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Status of the R2RML document and going last call

From: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2011 18:26:44 +0100
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Cc: W3C RDB2RDF <public-rdb2rdf-wg@w3.org>
To: David McNeil <dmcneil@revelytix.com>
Hi David,

Since this came up in the call.

We have 12 open issues against the R2RML spec.

Personally I would consider four of them blockers for last call. Three are part of one big cluster related to type conversions between SQL and RDF:
http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/rdb2rdf/track/issues/29
http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/rdb2rdf/track/issues/48
http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/rdb2rdf/track/issues/51

This one is about the mapping tables:
http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/rdb2rdf/track/issues/61

All the rest is either editorial, or polishing the language; if running out of time, we can postpone them:

Editorial issues
http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/rdb2rdf/track/issues/49 SQL terminology in R2RML
http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/rdb2rdf/track/issues/57 “mapping document” term
http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/rdb2rdf/track/issues/58 Introducing Turtle

R2RML polishing and syntactic sugar
http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/rdb2rdf/track/issues/54 Simpler constant term maps
http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/rdb2rdf/track/issues/55 Nested P-O maps
http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/rdb2rdf/track/issues/56 Default termType for templates
http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/rdb2rdf/track/issues/59 triples maps w/ single P-O map
http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/rdb2rdf/track/issues/60 logical table syntactic sugar

Furthermore, there are another six issues that are pending review.
http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/rdb2rdf/track/issues/pendingreview

In summary, I feel that with four weeks left, R2RML is well on track.

Of course the most important thing is to get the blockers fixed. But I assume that there will be some time left to look at a few non-essential “postponable” issues. One thing that would be useful here is some quick commentary on the editorial and polishing (and already postponed) issues. Can you rank them by importance? Should we consider any of the already postponed issues if there's time left before LC?

Best,
Richard
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