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Re: parsers that don't need rdf:RDF?

From: Uche Ogbuji <uche.ogbuji@fourthought.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 11:48:33 -0700
To: Bob DuCharme <bobdc@snee.com>
cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org, Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>, charles@w3.org
Message-Id: <E18OjFB-0001d4-00@borgia.local>

> I thought I'd seen somewhere -- and now not only can't I cite it, but I've also seen production [1] at http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-rdf-syntax/#basic -- that the rdf:RDF element is optional, and I had the impression that only ARP supported this, but now I realized that this is an extra feature of ARP not required by any RDF Recommendation.

I disagree with the conclusion you draw.  rdf:RDF is optional in the nrmative 
BNF, so I think parser should consider it optional.

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