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RE: [DotGNU]RDF Query Language

From: Danny Ayers
Subject: RE: [DotGNU]RDF Query Language
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2003 20:55:05 +0100

> SQL is easy to understand, GNU.RDF.QL attempts to be easy to
> understand too.
> Somebody who does not know GNU.RDF.QL but only RDF should be able
> to get the
> idea of a GNU.RDF.QL query straight away, don't think they will
> be able to do
> the same with RDQL.

I can't see any difference in clarity myself, e.g.

[RDQL] Query example 1: Retrieve the value of a known property of a known

WHERE  (<http://somewhere/res1>, <http://somewhere/pred1>, ?x)


> Hmm, interop problems, not really. The GNU.RDF.QL is mainly used
> to communicate
> with GNU.RDF servers. It has the advantage of being quite close
> to the actual
> database layout. If I would ever need to communicate with other
> kinds of servers
> I would simply create a conversion agent.

I don't know, of course it's entirely up to you. It just seems a little
perverse to recreate something so close to existing work, but not directly
interoperable with it. Wouldn't it be nice for GNU.RDF to be able to
communicate with other servers in a transparent fashion - especially if it
actually meant *less* work?


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