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Re: Cambridge Communique

From: Renato Iannella <renato@dstc.edu.au>
Date: Fri, 12 Nov 1999 17:46:43 +1000
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Message-ID: <1945387.3151417603@columbus.dstc.edu.au>
--On 12/11/99 2:56 PM +1100 Arnold deVos wrote:

>> I think this highlights the possible confusion between XML and RDF
>> Schemas. If I want to describe my Books - should I use XML or RDF
>> Schema? Or Both?
> 
> I would have said neither.  You might describe books with RDF.  RDF-schema
> would only come into play if you wanted to describe your description.

Sorry, I meant "which Schema language" would I use to represent the metadata
for my books....

> But if the question is: "Do I use RDF or XML to describe books?", then
> some of the tradeoffs that occur to me are:
> 
> RDF:  syntax already done, only need a book description data model.  Can
> base this on Dublin Core.
> 
> XML: must invent a book description syntax.

You can use Dublin Core semantics (for example) with both XML
and RDF syntaxes...

However, I'm more interested in the *functionalities* of the two Schema
languages.


Cheers... Renato
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