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Re: Instant RDF

From: Gerard Maas <gerard.maas@alcatel.be>
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 19:31:05 +0200
Message-ID: <39A6AD59.24DB7C25@alcatel.be>
To: Seth Russell <seth@robustai.net>, RDF-list <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>


Seth Russell wrote:

> Also note that this
> would be a generalization of the RDF data model.  There is no mandate
> in XML to only talk about internet resources that can be assigned a
> URI, so any random XML may not be translatable into the more
> restrained RDF.

Seth,
    Following the definition of an URI, anything can have an URI (see also the
discussion about Resources, entities and URI's of few weeks ago). RDF can be used
to describe *any* resource, and not only those available "on-line".
In that way, the scope of XML and RDF is the same: everything that can be
described.

Where one is better than the other, that's is one of the reason of existance of
this list.

Greetings,

Gerard.
Received on Friday, 25 August 2000 13:32:05 GMT

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