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RE: Want GRDDL intro for WG-dummies :)

From: Michael Schneider <schneid@fzi.de>
Date: Fri, 9 May 2008 10:46:56 +0200
Message-ID: <0EF30CAA69519C4CB91D01481AEA06A08BE39C@judith.fzi.de>
To: "Ivan Herman" <ivan@w3.org>
Cc: "OWL Working Group WG" <public-owl-wg@w3.org>
Ivan Herman wrote:

>>> O.k. Another possibility (but that is really the other extreme):
>>>
>>> http://www.w3.org/People/Ivan/CorePresentations/SWTutorial/Slides.pdf
>>>
>>> and look at slides #88-#92
>>
>> Yes, much better! :)
>>
>> I will have a deeper look on it later this day. Be prepared to answer
>concrete
>> questions w.r.t. our OWL/XML GRDDL issue. :)
>>
>
>I will do my best...

Ok, then I will put a deliberately provocative question: 
What *is* GRDDL actually?

I can define an XSLT between two XML formats, anyway. 
Is GRDDL more than just a hint to people that they can 
use XSLT to transform arbitrary XML to *RDF/XML* in particular?

Or putting it differently: What would be missing, 
if GRDDL wouldn't exist, given that there is already XSLT?

Or putting it even more differently: What would be wrong with 
just defining *some* XSLT from OWL/XML to RDF/XML, 
simply forgetting about the *word* "GRDDL"?

Cheers,
Michael



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