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Re: SPARQL/Update

From: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2007 18:14:44 +0100
Message-ID: <1f2ed5cd0703090914w31df6d96t3390d8ed5aab0aa3@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Richard Newman" <rnewman@franz.com>
Cc: "Seaborne, Andy" <andy.seaborne@hp.com>, public-sparql-dev@w3.org
On 09/03/07, Richard Newman <rnewman@franz.com> wrote:
> I like the look of this.


> Is this the appropriate forum for discussions, Andy?

Some already on Planet RDF - Richard C. beat me to it:


Key concern there -
Max Völkel and I did a very rough proposal for a similar language back
last year. We received some criticism over this: Tunneling application
protocols over HTTP is not an optimal use of the web. Case in point:
the WS-* stack. I tried to work out the issues by asking how RESTful
SQL would look like, a potentially illuminating analogy. I found the
results inconclusive—I understand the concerns raised by REST
proponents, but haven't seen a better alternative.

The main question, I think, is one of scope: Is SPARQL Update intended
as an SQL-like language that applications use to communicate with
their local or nearby data store? Or is it intended as public web
infrastructure, similar to Web 2.0 APIs and HTTP PUT?

(Presumably I'll
> have *something* to say when I study it in detail!)

Ditto. My first impressions (the only bit that would perhaps have been
worth bringing over here is subsumed by Richard's comment above):


> Thanks,



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