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Re: REST and HTTP Update

From: Steve Harris <steve.harris@garlik.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Oct 2009 07:22:59 +0100
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To: "public-rdf-dawg@w3.org Group" <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>
On 7 Oct 2009, at 21:48, Kjetil Kjernsmo wrote:

> On Wednesday 7. October 2009 21:26:11 Steve Harris wrote:
>> However, among the other people using our store, I don't know of
>> anyone using the obvious REST approach. For whatever reason* people
>> seem to prefer the urlencode form. The half dozen or so 3rd party
>> libraries all seem to use the urlencode form.
> OK, weight should be given to such experiences, but the pure REST is  
> like
> you say obvious and could be done without further discussion...


>> It's not just parsing RDF/XML into Turtle, you have to parse it into
>> SPARQL/Update syntax, extra {}s, PREFIX not @prefix, different qname
>> rules(?), so it's really another syntax form.
> Hmpf, ok, ok, use N-Triples, then! ;-) I would also presume that  
> tools to
> build SPARQL queries programmatically would surface quite soon, and  
> they
> should make it easy to say "put these triples in a SPARQL INSERT",  
> but you
> have a point. :-)

It still seems a bit strange to have the client parse RDF/XML into  
ntriples (which has no official W3C status), pack it in some UTF-8  
wrapper, and send it over to an endpoint that was capable of parsing  
the RDF/XML you had at the start.

- Steve

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