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Re: Instant RDF

From: Aaron Swartz <aswartz@swartzfam.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 11:39:42 -0500
To: RDF Interest <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Message-ID: <B5CC0B7D.178F0%aswartz@swartzfam.com>
Seth Russell <seth@robustai.net> wrote:

>> My proposal is that RDF should not have it's own syntax. Instead, the syntax
>> would be a format for extracting RDF statements from XML. We already have
>> XML -- a wonderful language for creating formats and descriptions of data --
>> why do we need to create another one, and lose out on all of XML's features?
> 
> Well I guess if you have a API to any XML document that will extract RDF
> triples, then that would be workable.   Do you?

Yes, it's called XSLT. :-) However, it would be nice to have a more
specialized language for this extraction. That I do not have, but I thought
perhaps one of the smart people on this list could help me with this.

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