[tmql-wg] Proposed changes to existing requirements
Lars Marius Garshol
09 Apr 2003 23:06:52 +0200
* Lars Marius Garshol
| "TMQL should be able to query topic maps stored in a distributed
| fashion on different TMQL processors."
* Kal Ahmed
| Are you saying that TMQL should define a mechanism for aggregating
| results sets ? Or that TMQL will define a mechanism for accessing
| distributed TMQL processors (e.g. by specifying a web service
| interface that a TMQL implementation must support) ?
This one came from Holger, so please don't take what I say as gospel,
but as I understood it it was about being able to query topic maps
stored in a distributed fashion as if they were a single topic map.
To do that you'd need to be able to aggregate result sets and access
distributed processors, but TMQL wouldn't necessarily specify how to
do that. (Holger may disagree on the "necessarily", I don't know.)
| If the former, then +1, but make it clearer in the requirement.
| "TMQL should define a mechanism for aggregating results sets". If
| the latter then -1. It is important, no doubt, but should be tackled
| by a separate standard/recommendataion.
I would tend to agree with your -1. Your +1 I'm less sure of. Could
you expand on how you'd see that fitting into the standard and how it
would be useful?
| +/- 0 until I read what the modifications made by RFC 2732
| are...unless you can elaborate on this for me.
RFC 2732 adds support for IPv6 IP-addresses in URIs. So 2396+2732
means you need a more up-to-date URI parser than with only 2396.
That's really all.
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