RE: XML Syntax

> -----Original Message-----
> From: []
> On Behalf Of Bijan Parsia
> Sent: 13 April 2009 21:36
> To: RDF Data Access Working Group
> Subject: Re: XML Syntax

> > There is an alternative which is to capture the algebra form in XML
> > serialization, rather than the syntax.  For machine processing, we
> > find the algebra easier to work with than the syntax.
> >>
> True. How do you find it for authoring?

It's not used as much as a directly authored form - it's the programmatic building of a query that is best done in the algebra.  It's fine when you do use it like that, not that the ARQ-supported form is XML.  Do have to like writing a purely functional query form in prefix notation.

Personally, I find it just fine.

But XML syntax for the tool chain can be done as SPARQL query string -> parser -> XML form.  Writing the XML form of the AST is going to verbose in any design and a machine can easily do it for you.

Need to cover SPARQL/Update if the WG decides to work on that feature.


and tick the algebra box.  I know you are not afraid of lots of (()).



Received on Monday, 13 April 2009 21:09:40 UTC