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Re: ODBC driver for RDF?

From: Thomas B. Passin <tpassin@home.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2001 00:11:54 -0500
Message-ID: <003201c1724b$09aab2a0$7cac1218@cj64132b>
To: <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
[Sandro Hawke]

> I was trying to explain RDF to my sister who makes her living building
> database backed websites with Cold Fusion, and I had a good idea.
> Maybe it's been done.  I dunno.
> Someone should write an ODBC driver for RDF.  It would make the
> (nascent) universe of RDF data available on the web just look like
> another SQL database -- which my sister could format into web pages,
> or alter with web forms, etc, etc.

Interesting... Clearly any one statement could return its triple as a row.
What would play the role of a table?  The RDF data on one particular server
at one base URL? The fields would be pretty unintelligible to people unless
there were human-readable labels - where would they come from, if they were
not specifically supplied as labels by other RDF statements?  How should
anonymous and generated nodes be handled?


Tom P
Received on Wednesday, 21 November 2001 00:05:05 UTC

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