RDF::Query::Node - Base class for RDF Nodes


This document describes RDF::Query::Node version 2.918.



Returns true if this RDF node is a variable, false otherwise.

compare ( $a, $b )

Returns -1, 0, or 1 if $a is less than, equal to, or greater than $b, respectively, according to the SPARQL sorting rules.

from_trine ( $node )

Returns a new RDF::Query::Node object with the same value as $node, a RDF::Trine::Node object. This essentially promotes $node to a node object with extra functionality provided by the RDF::Query package (like SPARQL-defined ordering).

from_attean ( $node )

Likewise, but from Attean.


Returns a string serialization of the node appropriate for display on the command line. This method is primarily used by the explain method of the subclasses of RDF::Query::Plan.


compare ( $node_a, $node_b )

Returns -1, 0, or 1 if $node_a sorts less than, equal to, or greater than $node_b in the defined SPARQL ordering, respectively. This function may be used as the function argument to <sort>.

iri ( $iri )

Returns a RDF::Query::Node::Resource object with the given IRI value.

blank ( $id )

Returns a RDF::Query::Node::Blank object with the given identifier.

literal ( $value, $lang, $dt )

Returns a RDF::Query::Node::Literal object with the given value and optional language/datatype.

variable ( $name )

Returns a RDF::Query::Node::Variable object with the given variable name.


 Gregory Todd Williams <>