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DTDs and RDF

From: Hugh Field-Richards <hsfr@hydra.dra.hmg.gb>
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 09:10:47 +0000
Message-Id: <v02130500b45ac1ce60ba@[192.5.29.220]>
To: www-rdf-comments@w3.org
Hi

My apologies in advance if all this has been covered elsewhere, I have
looked in the
mail archives but I have not seen anything there.

My query concerns the use of DTDs with RDF. Is it intended that DTDs still
form the
basis for the syntax of RDF? I am assuming that, if XML is the underlying
language
for expressing RDF, then DTDs will underpin all things RDF (and Dublin Core
etc. etc.).

If DTDs are not going to be used, then do I assume that only well-formed
meta-data
is all that we can expect, rather than valid (in the DTD sense) meta-data?
Are we
going to rely on the schemas to take the place of DTDs (if such a thing is
possible) ?

Anyone got any comments on this?

With thanks in advance

Hugh F-R


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