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allow implicitly unbound variables in SPARQL results?

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 03 Oct 2005 17:18:52 -0500
To: RDF Data Access Working Group <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1128377932.28805.160.camel@dirk>

Reviewing last call comment status, this one is (a) not connected
to an open issue, (b) not just editorial, and (c) hasn't
gotten much airtime.

This request seems pretty reasonable:

There are at least two ways to trim the results back down with just
syntax changes.  The least intrusive change would be to just drop the
<unbound> tag, and have it be implicit with <binding name=".."/>.  More
drastic is to just drop the entire <binding> tag when the variable is
unbound, since the information can be retrieved from the head.
 -- SPARQL Results Format and Unbound Variables
http://www.w3.org/mid/42F4CEEB.5090306@umd.edu aka

So how about we make <binding> elements for unbound variables

Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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