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RE: Proposal: RDF Processor definition

From: dehora <dehora@eircom.net>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2001 15:01:18 +0100
To: "'RDFCore'" <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
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> > RDF M&S does not prescribe a processing model. However there are
> > infrequent references made to and constraints made over, RDF
> > processors*. This can be deemed something of a hedge, while
> > acknowledging the intent that RDF is to manipulated by machines.
> 
> Brian McBride:
>
> This seems like an editorial comment on the M&S text, yes?

Hi Brian,

Yes.


> Having an entry in the glossay seems like a good idea, though 
> I personally
> haven't tended to think of RDF processsors as being confined 
> to operating
> at the syntax level.  Did you have a specific syntax in mind?

No not really. But when I'm thinking about processors, I'm thinking
about code that dealing with io, parsing and serialization, rather than
code that processes or manipulates rdf triples or graphs. I observed
that most references in the M&S to processing seem to be concerned with
the former . Frankly, it's difficult to get a clean distinction and
isn't worth spending much time fussing over; we surely have bigger fish
and all that.


> I'm not sure that modifying the M&S text is that useful until 
> we get to drafting the whatever replaces the model bits of M&S.
> I suggest that I add this to the list of editorial comments on M&S and
> we can then deal with it at the appropriate time.  Does that 
> work for you?

Sure, sounds good.

Bill
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