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Re: Toying with an idea: RDF Protocol

From: Karsten-A. Otto <ottoka@cs.tu-berlin.de>
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2001 11:49:10 +0200 (MET DST)
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
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Hello,

I like the idea of an RDF Protocol, but IMHO it should then be *pure* RDF and,
by consequence, use pure XML. So I dont understand your design decision to use
FORMFEED as a separator. In my experience an XML end tag is enough to delimit
scope.

Also, why do you want each "message" to be a whole RDF Model? There is a
dc:Type element, which defines the nature of the contents of a resource
description; among other things it can indicate an "Event".
You could use this to define a "message" to be an inline resoure (rdf:ID) of
dc:Type Event, within the context of a singe RDF Model that defines a kind
of "session" starting with the <rdf:RDF ...> and ending with </rdf:RDF> (the
later meaning quite literally "There is nothing more to be said" :-).
You could also send other RDF than Event messages to provide session specific
or longer lasting data, such as presence information or a list of IRC channels
you joined.

If you check the Jabber links provided by Alberto, you will see a similarity
to the ideas above. Actually I am currently using Jabber for event passing
with some success, but as my project is moving towards RDF a pure RDF protocol
probably fits better...

Regards, Karsten
Received on Tuesday, 27 March 2001 04:55:13 GMT

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