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From Dan Connolly <>
Subject why a new SELECT HTTP method?
Date Mon, 05 Mar 2007 03:26:38 GMT
Somebody sent me a pointer to this Triple Soup project. Looks

The example suggests you're not using the standard SPARQL protocol
but rather making up a SELECT verb for http. That means
query results don't get a URI... just like PROPFIND in WEBDAV.

Please let's not do that again...

"WebDAV [RFC2518] uses a different HTTP method, PROPFIND (section 8.1
PROPFIND), for querying properties of resources; unfortunately, this
provides no URI for the results of these queries."
 -- URIs, Addressability, and the use of HTTP GET and POST

The (in-progress) standard SPARQL protocol gives all the details
for using GET for queries, or, if that's impractical, using POST.

Dan Connolly, W3C
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