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RE: Towards an RDF Query standard: some proposed minimum requirements

From: Wagner, G.R. <G.R.Wagner@tm.tue.nl>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 11:04:55 +0100
Message-ID: <D0D13B0440FC1F4995BC4CD7F84A3A42164909@tmex2.campus.tue.nl>
To: "Patrick Stickler (NMP-MSW/Tampere)" <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>, <www-rdf-rules@w3.org>

> The first distinction is between discovery versus submission. I.e.
> between pull versus push.

We should not follow the abuse of language that has arisen
from subsuming three sublanguages (a schema definition 
language, a data manipulation/change language, and a query
language) under the "query language" SQL. Not everything
is a query!  E.g., in some DBMS products, such as Microsoft 
Access, a CREATE TABLE statement is called a "data definition
query", which sounds very funny.

Clearly, what you refer to by "push" are not (data retrieval) 
queries in the propor sense, but change operations/requests, 
so they should not be covered in the RDF query WG.


Gerd Wagner  
Dep. Information & Technology 
Eindhoven University of Technology  
Email: G.Wagner@tm.tue.nl 
Phone: (+31 40) 247 26 17  
Fax: (+31 40) 247 26 12
Received on Tuesday, 18 November 2003 05:05:22 UTC

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