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Re: SPARQL Results Format and Unbound Variables [CLOSED]

From: Ron Alford <ronwalf@umd.edu>
Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2005 08:43:07 -0500
Message-ID: <43A95BEB.3020800@umd.edu>
To: Jeen Broekstra <jeen.broekstra@aduna.biz>
CC: public-rdf-dawg-comments@w3.org
Jeen Broekstra wrote:
> The WG has considered your comments carefully [1][2] and has decided[3]
> to change the Query Results XML Format in response to your comments.
> In brief, the changes correspond to the 'collapsed' syntax variation you
> described, that is, an unbound variable is represented by simple
> omission of a <binding> element. As a consequence, the restriction that
> binding elements in a result are in the same order as the corresponding
> variable elements in the header is also dropped.

The dropping of the order is slightly worrisome, but as long as the
order is preserved in the head, I'm fine with this.  Otherwise, I'd have
a difficult time making generic SPARQL XSLT scripts.  On the plus side,
you now have a concrete reason for the <head> section!

> Please let us know whether this response addresses your comment to your
> satisfaction. If it does, please respond with [CLOSED] in the
> subject to allow the issue tracking scripts to close this issue.

Thank you for the time spent working on this.  I know it provoked a fair
amount of discussion.


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