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

From: David Menendez <zednenem@psualum.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Nov 2002 02:23:17 -0500
Message-Id: <a05111b05b9ed207be834@[]>
To: Graham Klyne <GK@ninebynine.org>, Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org

At 2:32 PM +0000 2002-11-04, Graham Klyne wrote:
>IMO, some of the problems were with the original M&S spec, which 
>wasn't sufficiently clear on a number of points.  And some of the 
>problems are a mismatch between RDF's data model (graph) and XML's 
>data model (tree).  And that XML has a number of complicating 
>features that RDF doesn't need.
>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.

I don't really see the need for an XML syntax for RDF in the first 
place. My impression of RDF/XML and N3 is that the latter is more 
readable, easier to parse, and more compact.

What advantage would an XML syntax have?

Dave Menendez - zednenem@psualum.com - http://www.eyrie.org/~zednenem/
Received on Tuesday, 5 November 2002 02:22:16 UTC

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