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Re: Must clients use all transformations specified?

From: Harry Halpin <hhalpin@ibiblio.org>
Date: Tue, 05 Sep 2006 16:22:47 +0100
Message-ID: <44FD9647.8020807@ibiblio.org>
To: Ian Davis <ian.davis@talis.com>
Cc: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, public-grddl-wg@w3.org

Logically, since a client may only understand some of the transformation
languages, we can't require any "GRDDL-aware client" to run all the
transforms. It can't run a transform in a language it doesn't
understand, and  so different clients will get  possibly different  RDF
out of the same document even if we require them to "run all the transform"

However, I do think we should clarify that either the client should either:

1) If it can run a transforms, it runs the transform.

2) Or if can run a transform,  the client may or may not run the transform.

Ian Davis wrote:
> On 05/09/2006 15:01, Dan Connolly wrote:
>> The spec currently doesn't define "GRDDL-aware client" or any such
>> class of software. It just tells you what RDF data is part of the
>> meaning of a document. It seems self-evident, to me, that any client
>> may ignore any part of the data in a document.
> I'm not sure it's self evident to many who may read the document.
> Given that at least one other member of this group's view is
> contradictory[1] then we ought to clarify.
> Ian
> [1]
> http://www.w3.org/mid/Pine.GSO.4.60.0609050903590.15384@joplin.bio.ri.ccf.or


Harry Halpin,  University of Edinburgh 
http://www.ibiblio.org/hhalpin 6B522426
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