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Re: extracting statements from XML (again)

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2001 17:05:07 -0500
Message-ID: <3BC76913.A8F66EE6@w3.org>
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
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> I've gotten some encouragement on this from a few people (thanks!).

Let me just add that I'm very excited to see this take
shape.

This idea of annotating schemas so that we can get RDF
statements from unconstrained XML is an idea that
has been kicked around for a while; we haven't
actually chartered a working group to do it, but we
do consider it from time to time.

It's a natural compliment to the constrained
syntax of RDF 1.0.


> I think the next step is to start working on a test implementation;
> xsv seems to be the obvious choice.

Yes, that seems like a good idea. I haven't looked
at the code in a while, but as I recall, it's not
too hard to get around, and you should be able to
layer this on top straightforwardly.

In case folks aren't familiar with XSV, it's a sample
implementation of XML Schema. Open Source. In python.
Source:
  http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/xmlschema/
running as a web form:
  http://www.w3.org/2001/03/webdata/xsv

> Any comments or suggestions would
> be appreciated.

Is anybody willing to help Mark with the coding?
Mark, are there modules that can be developed independently?

I volunteer to test it.

I'm willing to put together a scheduled IRC chat session...
a debugging session, design review, code review, whatever.

-- 
Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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