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Re: RDF syntax 'improvements'? - was RE: [Fwd: xmlns, uri+name pairs or just uris..? Clarification needed.]

From: Perry A. Caro <caro@Adobe.COM>
Date: Fri, 04 Aug 2000 14:29:52 -0700
Message-ID: <398B35D0.E2C18DD3@corp.adobe.com>
To: "'www-rdf-interest@w3.org'" <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Lee,

If you look back at the archives, you'll see a long series of messages about
simplifying the RDF syntax.  The most radical proposal was to reduce the RDF
serialization to simple statements, like:

<srdf:Statement prop="title" res="...URI">Literal Value</srdf:Statement>
<srdf:Statement prop="creator" value="#id001" res="...URI"/>
<srdf:Statement prop="rdf:_1" res="id001">Author 1</srdf:Statement>
<srdf:Statement prop="rdf:_2" res="id001">Author 2</srdf:Statement>
<srdf:Statement prop="rdf:type" value="rdf:Bag" res="id001"/>

etc.  There were several other proposals, including one from Tim
Berners-Lee.

The silence may be a way of saying, "Been there, done that." :-)

Perry
Received on Friday, 4 August 2000 17:28:12 GMT

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