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RE: Method Calls in RDF

From: Jeff Sussna <jeff.sussna@quokka.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1999 09:29:59 -0800
Message-ID: <E19A882C6CD5D211A8A70008C75B6AF40122CCA9@SFOEXCH_MAIL1>
To: "'Assini, Pasqualino '" <titto@essex.ac.uk>, "'www-rdf-interest@w3.org '" <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
You could represent all the reflexive data using RDF. Objects would most
likely be resources, and classes, properties, and methods belonging to them
would be properties. You probably want to make classes, properties, and
methods first-class objects in their own right. What you don't have is an
access mechanism to reference and retrieve all that information (in other
words, to get at the RDF statements themselves). That part you have to do
yourself. 

Perhaps someone is doing some work on this from the CORBA-meets-XML
perspective?

Jeff 

-----Original Message-----
From: Assini, Pasqualino
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Sent: 12/27/99 7:35 AM
Subject: Method Calls in RDF

Hello,

I'm working on a distributed system called Nesstar (www.nesstar.org)
that
uses RDF as its 'middleware'.

Currently I'm trying to define a remote 'reflection' API that would
allow a
client to dynamically 'discover' which objects exists on a remote server
and
what are their classes, properties and methods.

I'm using RDF/RDFS to code this information but while RDFS provides
Classes
and Properties it doesn't provide Methods.

What would be an appropriate way of expressing them in RDF?

Thanks

  titto

Pasqualino "Titto" Assini
The Data Archive - University of Essex, UK
email: titto@kamus.it  AOL Messenger: tittoassin
office tel: +44 1206 87.43.33
Received on Tuesday, 28 December 1999 12:27:29 GMT

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