Announcing: the SPARQL FAQ


I joined my first W3C working group, the DAWG, about 16 months ago. Since then, I've had the opportunity to see all sorts of questions about SPARQL in all sorts of places: I've fielded questions from many IBMers whom I represent on the working group; I've seen question after question posed on the public DAWG comments mailing list; I've answered SPARQL questions posed on #swig; I've read blog posts and comments about SPARQL; and in recent months I've followed the action on the nascent public-sparql-dev mailing list.

As SPARQL has started to receive more attention and slowly build momentum before and during these 16 months, the questions I've seen (both technical and more general) have become more and more familiar and more and more frequent. With this in mind, I set out a couple of weeks ago to assemble a SPARQL FAQ. It's still a work in progress (in fact I have a new batch of questions that I'm already working on writing up), but the first version is ready for your viewing, learning, and referencing pleasure. Enjoy the SPARQL FAQ, and please let me know if you have any feedback, suggestions for new questions, or suggestions for answers.


Nice job on the FAQ, Lee! One question tho: any way of adding a button to the page that "opens" all the answer boxes so that the entire FAQ can be printed with answers visible? A real need for me is to be able to go off and read the contents at my leisure away from the computer (most likely you know where. :-)

Hi Howard,

Thanks for the comment!

If you look at the top-right or top-left of the page (depends on the browser), there should be an "expand all" and "collapse all" links that do exactly what you're looking for.

Enjoy :-)