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Re: requirement: multigraph query

From: Farrukh Najmi <Farrukh.Najmi@Sun.COM>
Date: Thu, 06 May 2004 16:35:09 -0400
To: Rob Shearer <Rob.Shearer@networkinference.com>
Cc: Kendall Clark <kendall@monkeyfist.com>, public-rdf-dawg@w3.org
Message-id: <409AA17D.8040502@sun.com>

Rob Shearer wrote:

>If we're talking about aggregating a bunch of separate RDF repositories,
>this seems clearly out of scope. The aggregation of multiple
>repositories is nothing but a new repository. How repositories are
>formed or composed is an architecural issue that is going to cost us a
>year if we really do it the right way. Let's not do it--if you want to
>write a query client which touches a dozen different repositories, then
>write an app that joins them all into a local virtual repository and
>then query that.
+1 on keeping federated query support out-of-scope. IMO, our focus should
be on one querying one RDF repository.

Other standards such as ebXML Registry (ISO 15000 part 3 and 4) can provide
federated capabilities across multiple repositories with access control etc.

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