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RDF for MP3, ASF, etc.

From: Charlie Kaiman <ckaiman@i3solutions.com>
Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2000 16:17:01 -0400
Message-ID: <919BB1540F0ED31181F600500486B85D29C4C5@smtp.i3solutions.com>
To: "'www-rdf-comments@w3.org'" <www-rdf-comments@w3.org>
I was just wondering if someone could help me understand how RDF will work
anything other than text-based files, e.g. html, xml, svg, etc., etc.?  For
instance, I completely understand how an agent could find the metadata in a
document like this:
 
<html>
<head>
  <rdf:RDF
    xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#"
    xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/metadata/dublin_core#"> 
    <rdf:Description about=""> 
      <dc:Creator>
<rdf:Seq ID="CreatorsAlphabeticalBySurname"
  rdf:_1="Mary Andrew"
  rdf:_2="Jacky Crystal"/>
      </dc:Creator>
    </rdf:Description> 
  </rdf:RDF>
</head>
<body>
<P>This is a fine document.</P>
</body>
</html>

... however, what if the document is an MP3, ASF, or even a Word Document
for that matter?  How would I -- surround?? -- my file with the RDF syntax?
Are we going to have to rely on middleware packages to provide this
functionality, or is there a more reasonable, i.e. cheaper and easier, way
to do this?
 
Thanks in advance, if anyone can answer this for me.
 
Kind regards,
 
Charlie Kaiman
 
P.S. It would be great if examples of this could be included in the
"Resource Description Framework (RDF) Model and Syntax Specification."
Received on Friday, 2 June 2000 16:06:51 GMT

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