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Re: TimBL: parseType="Resource" should be default

From: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2001 16:15:51 -0500
Message-ID: <02dc01c0a8de$1ec92a40$84001d12@w3.org>
To: "Brian McBride" <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, "Aaron Swartz" <aswartz@upclink.com>
Cc: "RDF Comments" <www-rdf-comments@w3.org>, <jborden@openhealth.org>, <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
No, it was a suggestion  -- not very important -- that
it would save a lot of bytes to be able to change the default
parseType to "Resource" for a whole <RDF:rdf>.  there are many cases,
especially when auomatically generating a serializaion of
a graph, when you always use "Resource".

using parsetype=resource makes the SOAP and RDF
serializations very similar, removing the striping, and
in general making the
This would of course make all older parsers obsolete, so
I would only include it when making a change
of that magnitude.

Tim

----- Original Message -----
From: "Brian McBride" <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
To: "Aaron Swartz" <aswartz@upclink.com>
Cc: "RDF Comments" <www-rdf-comments@w3.org>; <timbl@w3.org>;
<jborden@openhealth.org>; <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Sent: Friday, March 09, 2001 4:56 AM
Subject: Re: TimBL: parseType="Resource" should be default


> I'd like a little help with further characterizing this 'issue'.
>
> 1) Its not an issue, its a suggestion.  My failing brain cells failed
>    to record what problem this was intended to solve.
>
> 2) If this is an issue, it seems to be with the interface to parsers,
> which is
>    more to do with the processing model and less with the syntax.  Is
> this a
>    suggestion for introducing a processing instruction?  Or was this a
>    suggestion for a specific language construct?
>
> Brian
>
>
>
> Aaron Swartz wrote:
> >
> > Just archiving this issue for posterity.
> >
> > At the RDF IG F2F, Jonathan Borden(?) and TimBL felt that there should
be
> > some way of telling parsers to treat rdf:parseType="Resource" as the
> > default. This would be a backwards-compatible addition to the XML
syntax.
> >
> > --
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