RE: Use case: Find the email address of "John Smith"

-------- Original Message --------
> From: Patrick Stickler <>
> Date: 24 March 2004 11:31
> On Mar 24, 2004, at 12:13, ext Seaborne, Andy wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > LDAP: Assumes a planned deployment.  And my address book is an RDF
> > file, not a RDF-fronted LDAP server.
> I think it would be useful if we presume that the target of any
> particular query (or query exchange between client and server)
> is an RDF graph.

Agreed - that was my point.  I will make it clearer in a revised text - good
to point out that it is not just a matter of results in RDF or someother
aspect that makes in "RDF query".


> How that RDF graph is realized should be irrelevant to our
> specifications.
> It could be an RDF/XML instance, a native RDF triples store, an RDF
> interface to a RDBMS or LDAP server, a student/slave chained to a
> workstation/terminal, whatever.
> While it will be the case that real-world scenarios will have to
> deal with how those RDF graphs are realized, that shouldn't IMO
> affect our requirements or resulting recommendation, and the less
> we talk about underlying machinery that should be below the line
> of opacity, the better (presuming we all agree where that line
> should be drawn, of course ;-)
> Patrick

Received on Thursday, 25 March 2004 02:37:24 UTC