Guha wrote:
> There are 2 kinds of APIs.
> (a) An text based API for one machine to ask another
> for information about a particular object (e.g., machine
> A asks machine B for all the contact related information
> for Dan Brickley).

I would refer to it as retrieval protocol + query language. I agree with
Jeff that at least the query language should be represented in RDF. I
wouldn't mind having an RDF-based protocol on top of TCP/IP either (but
many people will find it inconvenient).

> (c) A programatic API for a program to traverse/query
> an RDF graph.


Received on Thursday, 23 March 2000 17:59:23 UTC