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Re: RDF Conformance was RE: RDF API convergence? was Re: ANNOUNCE: RDF.NET

From: Jonas Liljegren <jonas@rit.se>
Date: 12 Nov 2000 19:53:55 +0100
To: "Jason Diamond" <jason@injektilo.org>
Cc: "www-rdf-interest" <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Message-ID: <87zoj5t41o.fsf@astral.paranormal.se>
"Jason Diamond" <jason@injektilo.org> writes:

> > Two RDF APIs are considered interoperable whenever:
> > 1) System A writes statements in RDF
> > 2) System B reads the statements from (1) and stores them in triples
> > 3) System B writes the resultant triples from (1) back out in RDF
> > 4) System A reads the statements from (3)
> > 5) The triples in system A remain the same.
> 
> Even if we canonicalized the XML, the RDF syntax is far too flexible
> to simply compare files. Literal objects could appear as either
> attributes or elements.  Resource objects could be nested inside a
> property or simply referenced from it. Do we need a Canonical RDF?

It's not the files that has to be the same.  The suggestion was that
the resulting triples should be the same.


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