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Serializing arbitrary RDF

From: Seaborne, Andy <Andy_Seaborne@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 17:26:49 -0000
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To: "'www-rdf-comments@w3.org'" <www-rdf-comments@w3.org>
I'm sure this has come up elsewhere before but I'd like to highlight the
lack of a RDF syntax that can encode arbitrary RDF.

The system I am working on includes an experimental remote API to stored
RDF.  As part of this, I need to be able to take in arbitrary RDF from a
higher layer in the protocol stack (i.e. supplied by another part of the
system, probably written later) and serialize the RDF graph to send it
across the network.  N-triple can move any graph structure but it loses
namespace information and lang tags.  The XML syntax can't cope with
arbitrary graph structures (shared bNodes) if I've read the spec right.

Sorry if this is a repeat,

	Andy
Received on Monday, 14 January 2002 12:30:32 GMT

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