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Re: Can RDF thrive in an XML-centric world?

From: David Allsopp <d.allsopp@signal.qinetiq.com>
Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2002 15:09:36 +0000
Message-ID: <3DC68DB0.474FEF62@signal.qinetiq.com>
CC: www-rdf-interest@w3.org

Graham Klyne wrote:

> I think RDF/XML has a bad press, to which it doesn't fully live up (down?).
> Which is not to claim that RDF/XML is without problems, but in many cases I
> think it can do a pretty good job of application-to-application
> interchange, often with acceptable human readability.


> I think it's fine that there are other, more humanly accessible, formats
> for RDF (e.g. thinking of Notation 3 and graphical presentations), but I
> don't think that designing another XML format for RDF would be a productive
> use of energy.

AFAIK, it's still the case that one can create RDF graphs for which
there is no XML-RDF representation; If so, that seems a pretty fatal
flaw in a syntax.

[Issue rdfms-qnames-cant-represent-all-uris: The RDF XML syntax cannot
represent all possible Property URI's.
Issue rdfms-syntax-incomplete: The RDF/XML syntax can't represent an an
arbritary graph structure.]



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