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RE: The RDF model *is* part of the problem

From: Stefan Decker <stefan@db.stanford.edu>
Date: Tue, 29 Feb 2000 11:53:14 -0800
Message-Id: <4.2.0.58.20000229114750.00c95770@db.stanford.edu>
To: Mark Birbeck <Mark.Birbeck@iedigital.net>, www-rdf-interest@w3.org, xml-dev@xml.org
Mark,

if i look at your example:



>   <Person ID="3">
>     <url>http://www.acme.com/ids/0001</url>
>     <name>Jane Smith</name>
>     <birth-date>1970-11-17</birth-date>
>     <nationality>US</nationality>
>     <father IDREF="1" />
>     <mother IDREF="2"/>
>   </Person>

all i need to make a valid RDF-document out of it is to add namespace 
declarations:

<?xml version='1.0' encoding='ISO-8859-1'?>

<rdf:RDF
  xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#"
  xmlns= "http://www.rdfschema.org/mynamespace.rdf#">


at the beginning

and

</rdf:RDF>

at the end, and to replace ID with rdf:ID. Thats it.


<?xml version='1.0' encoding='ISO-8859-1'?>
<rdf:RDF
  xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#"
  xmlns= "http://www.rdfschema.org/mynamespace.rdf#">


   <Person rdf:ID="3">
     <url>http://www.acme.com/ids/0001</url>
     <name>Jane Smith</name>
     <birth-date>1970-11-17</birth-date>
     <nationality>US</nationality>
     <father IDREF="1" />
     <mother IDREF="2"/>
   </Person>


</rdf:RDF>

Maybe the syntax isn't that bad....

CU,
         Stefan









>I'm not saying RDF serialisation isn't useful, but it is not what marks
>RDF out.
>
>Best regards,
>
>Mark Birbeck
>x-port.net Ltd.
>
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>
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