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RE: Scope

From: Wagner, G.R. <G.R.Wagner@tm.tue.nl>
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2001 18:50:09 +0100
Message-ID: <511BB18E82E9D11188230008C724064602D9DE93@tmex1.tm.tue.nl>
To: "'Geoff Chappell'" <geoff@sover.net>
Cc: www-rdf-rules@w3.org
> What are the likely features of the query language? which of 
> these should it
> include?
> 1. query
> 2. assert/insert
> 3. retract/delete

Please, don't mix up the concepts "query language" and 
"update language" (or "data manipulation language"). SQL 
comprises both (and, in addition, a "schema definition and 
manipulation language"). The query sublanguage of SQL is 
formed by the SELECT statements, only. 

I know, this is in contrast to, for instance, Microsoft 
jargon, where a data manipulation statement, such as an 
INSERT, is called a "query" (which is stupid)! 


Gerd Wagner        Email: G.Wagner@tm.tue.nl
Received on Wednesday, 14 November 2001 12:50:16 UTC

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