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

From: Graham Klyne <GK@NineByNine.org>
Date: Wed, 06 Nov 2002 12:04:23 +0000
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To: David Menendez <zednenem@psualum.com>
Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org

At 02:23 AM 11/5/02 -0500, David Menendez wrote:
>[...] My impression of RDF/XML and N3 is that the latter is more readable, 
>easier to parse, and more compact.

No argument...

>What advantage would an XML syntax have?

- tool support (e.g. DanCs visualization stuff [1] includes an XSLT script).

- easy embedding in other XML; e.g. carriage in SOAP, or Joseph Reagle's 
note on indicating the assurance conveyed by an XML signature [2].

- uniformity of data

- application migration

- mindshare

Whether you find any of these to be compelling is another question.


[1] http://www.w3.org/2001/02pd/

[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/xmldsig-p3p-profile/

Graham Klyne
Received on Wednesday, 6 November 2002 07:06:11 UTC

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