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Re: in...of syntax Re: Turtle Last Call: Request for Review

From: Lee Feigenbaum <lee@thefigtrees.net>
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2012 08:56:30 -0400
Message-ID: <5016847E.7070506@thefigtrees.net>
To: nathan@webr3.org
CC: Andy Seaborne <andy.seaborne@epimorphics.com>, public-rdf-wg@w3.org, Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
On 7/30/2012 7:41 AM, Nathan wrote:
>> This WG has been trying to move Turtle and SPARQL closer together.
>> One is a syntactic transformation (Turtle), the other is part of the 
>> mechanism for pattern matching, so they need explaining differently. 
>> SPARQL ^ is much more general.
>> And hence,
>> SPARQL Update does not support ^:p in INSERT DATA
>> because it's not a matching operation.
> Yes, because Turtle is a syntax, and SPARQL is a query language (as 
> you well know), that deviation is already there, the two are different 
> specs for different purposes, however can and do share some syntax. 
> For example: Do we have TURTLE Update? or Turtle ?s, or Turtle SELECT? 
> or Turtle ASK? No because it's not a querying language, and it doesn't 
> require a matching operation.

INSERT DATA is inserting data by specifying it with a syntax. It's not 
doing any querying.


> Best,
> Nathan
Received on Monday, 30 July 2012 12:57:02 UTC

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