issues with RDB engines/dialects IRIs for EARL results

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See <>.

The current table lists --

Language Version       IRI 
================       ======================================
Core SQL:2008 
Oracle Database 
Microsoft SQL Server 

I see a few moderately significant issues --

1. Engines not listed above which should be added to cover all 
   current WG member implementations/testing include Ingres, 
   Progress OpenEdge, DB2, Informix, Sybase ASE, Sybase SQL 
   Anywhere, OpenLink Virtuoso.  (We are testing against all 
   of these.)  There may well be more.

2. There is a need to distinguish between versions of the above 
   engines (e.g., Oracle 8i, 9i, 10g, 11i; Microsoft SQL Server
   6, 7, 2000, 2005, 2008, 2012; MySQL 3, 4, 5; etc.), because
   SQL:2008 is not supported by all current versions, never mind
   all past versions, and R2RML/DM implementation support of 
   these engines/versions will therefore vary.

   I don't *think* we need to go down to build/binary version
   level, but I do think we need to go down as far as major
   release version of each dialect/engine.

   This *could* be done by removing "Version" entirely from the
   above ("Core SQL:2008" is arguably not a version but a dialect
   of its own) and requiring a version disclosure along with the 
   "Dialect" (which label I'd put in place of "Language Version" 
   above)... but that is potentially clumsy, and makes the simple
   IRIs we've minted insufficient as identifiers.

3. If we're going to keep a live results report page, then it
   seems we'll need to keep a live identifiers page, such that
   new engines can be added over time.



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Received on Tuesday, 19 June 2012 17:01:29 UTC