[Freebase-discuss] API deprecation and eMQL properties
jasondouglas at google.com
Wed May 18 22:47:44 UTC 2011
We obviously didn't think that through given that those properties were
created in Commons when the *entire* eMQL service was experimental... let
alone the services behind them.
By their very nature, I think it's impossible to make the same guarantee for
eMQL properties that can be made for native properties (what if Twitter
Whether that means eMQL properties should never be in Commons... or should
be subject to different policies is a subject I'll leave open for debate.
(as it clearly has not been debated before.)
On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 3:14 PM, hangy <hangman5386 at yahoo.de> wrote:
> Hey everyone,
> as some of you know, the geosearch API will be deprecated as the new API
> will be released on the googleapis.com domain. I would be interested in
> knowing what deprecation actual means in this specific context. Will the
> geoserach API still work for some time (I so, for how long? Until the next
> API version?) or will it be shut down as the API moves?
> If a service like the geosearch API gets dropped, what happens to the eMQL
> properties that depend on it? As noted a year ago, eMQL should be considered
> stable and an MQL extension property is in the commons domain, the extesion
> should "live up to the standard Commons schema "contract."". As far as I
> know, this would mean that a property that is in the Commons should not be
> removed (much like types or properties there), right? There are at least
> four MQL extensions that depend on the geosearch API .
> Will those get dropped anyways?
> BTW: I do not depend on the API or these properties personally. It is just
> something that I am wondering about. :) If there is no one who needs those
> anyways (which I am not sure about, considering several questions on SO
> seem to be about this API), I would not care about exactly these, but I
> would be intersted in a general statement.
>  http://wiki.freebase.com/wiki/?oldid=8197
>  http://markmail.org/message/uoskm7zvp2d7hn2l
>  http://emql.freebaseapps.com/edit?id=/location/location/shape
>  http://emql.freebaseapps.com/edit?id=/location/location/point
>  http://emql.freebaseapps.com/edit?id=/location/location/inside
>  http://emql.freebaseapps.com/edit?id=/location/location/near
>  http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/freebase
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