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Re: Proposed edit to identify RDF/XML

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2007 09:57:02 -0500
To: "Clark, John" <CLARKJ2@ccf.org>
Cc: public-grddl-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <1176908222.4533.123.camel@dirk>

On Tue, 2007-04-17 at 15:10 -0400, Clark, John wrote:
> At last meeting's telecon, we discussed how to deal with XML documents
> that might parse as RDF/XML documents[0].  At that time, I took an
> action to draft some text to try to address our decision[1].  My first
> pass at this text follows.  This text is intended to follow the table
> containing the last normative statement of section 3 in the GRDDL
> editor's draft version 1.249[2].
> [2] http://www.w3.org/2004/01/rdxh/spec#ns-bind

Thanks; it looks pretty close. I got as far as adding a TODO
in 1.250.

One bit that doesn't look quite right...

>   The text does contain a normative
> statement, but no mechanical rule.
> 
> <text status="suggestion">
> <p><a
> href="http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/REC-rdf-syntax-grammar-20040210/#section
> -grammar-productions">Identifying a conforming RDF/XML document is
> optionally left up the system interacting with such a document</a><a
> href="#RDFX">[RDFX]</a>.  A GRDDL-aware agent needs to be able to
> determine when generic XML documents should be treated as RDF/XML in
> order to apply the previous rule. As a result, it has an expanded
> awareness of RDF/XML documents that includes most XML documents that
> have a root element of <code>&lt;rdf:RDF
> xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#"/>;</code>.
> Specifically:</p>
> 
> <table border="1">
> <tr>
>   <th>Normative Statement</th>
> </tr>
> 
> <tr>
> 
> <td class="assertion">
> <p>If an information resource has media type "application/rdf+xml" or is
> an XML document that follows <a
> href="http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/REC-rdf-syntax-grammar-20040210/#doc">pr
> oduction doc</a> from <cite>RDF/XML Syntax Specification</cite><a
> href="#RDFX">[RDFX]</a>, then within the context of this specification
> it is a conforming RDF/XML document.</p>
> </td>

That talks about an information resource being a conforming RDF/XML
document; I think it's the representation that we're worried about,
in this case.

> </tr>
> </table>
> </text>
> 
> [0]
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-grddl-wg/2007Apr/att-0068/11-
> grddl-wg-minutes.html#item05
> 
> [1]
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-grddl-wg/2007Apr/att-0068/11-
> grddl-wg-minutes.html#action09


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