Monday, December 22, 2008

SPARQL Railroad Diagram from Hell

While climbing the SPARQL learning curve I thought it might be a good idea to draw a railroad diagram of the syntax. Not so much.

I'll post the final version of this if I ever finish it - but right now I'm more inclined to go off on a two month tangent and implement a railroad diagram editor in Flash.


Prof. O said...

Was this railroad diagram drawn, or generated from a grammar? Did you ever take the side trip mentioned, working on a railroad diagram generator in Flash?

Nick Main said...

The diagram was drawn using Omnigraffle while reading the W3C spec.

I didn't implement the railroad diagram editor - but it is one the first things I will be doing as part of the Clojure/HTML-Canvas project.