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Spec review: suggested addition re. recursion

From: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 11 Feb 2007 20:35:29 +0100
Message-ID: <1f2ed5cd0702111135g6c604a3ci7f9bc0ffbfc1a580@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-grddl-wg <public-grddl-wg@w3.org>

While reading through the spec draft it seemed like orientation on
recursion was missing, so perhaps to append to section 1.
Introduction: Data and Documents:
GRDDL Recursion
The mechanisms of GRDDL which will be described in the next section
enable the interpretation of either an individual XML/HTML document or
a whole class of documents as RDF. In the latter case the association
between individual documents and the appropriate transformations is
done indirectly through linkage (dereference over HTTP). The documents
specifying which transformations to apply may themselves need
transformation from an XML/HTML dialect to RDF to make this
information available. Hence in the general case recursion through
multiple layers of linked documents may be required to complete a
faithful RDF rendition of a source document. This recursion should be
transparent to end-users of GRDDL-enabled systems, but is something
implementers of GRDDL-enabled systems will need to consider.

Given recent input, I think it would also be desirable to add an
informative (at least) note for implementors somewhere, a paragraph
maybe entitled: "Recursion Stopping Conditions"

(If I have time after reviewing these docs I'll see if I can whip something up).



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