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Re: Taking an axe RDF in XML? (no thank you)

From: Thomas B. Passin <tpassin@comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 24 May 2002 08:29:36 -0400
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Message-id: <001c01c2031e$aaa27170$0bf13044@tbp>
[Assini, Pasqualino]"
>
> > A more convincing use of RDF (and by "RDF" I mean a broader
> > language for
> > the semantic web) could be if your company had something like
> > UDDI and WSDL
> > expressed in RDF.
>
> Indeed we have :-)
>
> We have a simple RDF model to specify methods (services if you prefer).
>
> Being expressed in RDF it can be both way simpler (essentially 2 classes)
> and more powerful (support inheritance, methods can have methods and
> properties, method invocations are objects in their own right, etc) than
> WSDL.
>
> We have ways of searching for objects/services but this is just an add-on
> (just as google is an add-on to the web, fantastically useful but not part
> of the basic architecture).
>
> The system is composed by a set of objects that "live" at a certain URL on
> the web (just as any other web resource) and self-describe themselves in
RDF
> (if you access their URL you get back their description in RDF).
>
> The RDF description naturally mentions the class of the object and at the
> class URL you will find the RDF Schema of the class, its properties and
> methods.
>
> That's all there is to it.
>
> You can check one of these objects at
>
http://nesstar2.essex.ac.uk/neoomtest/servlet/NEOOM2EJB/obj/cServer/ESSEXTES
> T.
>
> This is an object that represent a server and provide a simple
> administrative interface.
>
> As the RDF description is pretty dull you might be better off looking at
it
> through a simple object browser:
>
>
http://nesstar2.essex.ac.uk/browserFRAMES=true&url=http://nesstar2.essex.ac.
uk/neoomtest/servlet/NEOOM2EJB/obj/cServer/ESSEXTEST
>
>
Now this is really nice!  Thanks for sharing it.  I found a typo in the
above url - it's missing the question mark.  The correct url (modulo
wrapping) is

http://nesstar2.essex.ac.uk/browser?FRAMES=true&url=http://nesstar2.essex.ac
.uk/neoomtest/servlet/NEOOM2EJB/obj/cServer/ESSEXTEST

Cheers,

Tom P
Received on Friday, 24 May 2002 08:29:08 GMT

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