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Re: new Primer

From: Ben Adida <ben@adida.net>
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2008 13:24:44 -0700
Message-ID: <47F1488C.2030108@adida.net>
To: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
CC: RDFa <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>

Ivan Herman wrote:
> It may be worth adding a bit more about the power of SPARQL here. It 
> would be better to bind it to the example, so, eg: extract the names of 
> all persons Alice knows. (Adding the SPARQL query for the geeks is also 
> possible...)

I wrestled with this one quite a bit. In fact, the mention of SPARQL is 
in there in the first place because Michael prompted me to do it, and I 
eventually agreed that hinting at the power of SPARQL would be the right 
thing to do.

But, thinking back to my earliest experience with RDF... I would not 
want HTML authors to have to grok an actual SPARQL query right away. I 
think the abstract power of "you can query this stuff" is enough.

However, I think your point about binding the abstract SPARQL to the 
example is correct. How about "friends of Alice's who created items 
whose title contains the word 'Bob'" ?

> (Mini, mini comment: if you want to refer to N3, you should rather refer 
> to the team submission. Either N3 or Turtle...)

Sounds good.

Both updates have been made to the live version.

-Ben
Received on Monday, 31 March 2008 20:25:21 UTC

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