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RE: [xml-dev] RDF : Headless Triples syntax

From: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2002 18:34:16 +0100
To: "Jon Hanna" <jon@spin.ie>, "RDF-Interest" <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>

> > The recommendation of WG to eschew embedding in XHTML and link
> in the RDF
> > instead
> To what extent is that long-term advice, and to what extent
> merely a method
> that allows you to deal with there not currently being any way to
> put RDF in
> an XHTML document and remain valid XHTML?

We've done some work looking at this problem from an XLink perspective.

We've written our work up, and submitted it to www2003, if you want to have
a look you can find it here:


Linking is a core common technology shared between the hypertext web and the
semantic web. Extended XLinks can encode RDF graphs in the head of XHTML
documents. These XLinks carry the semantic markup related to the document,
typically using elements from Dublin Core. XLinks from the head into the
body permit the use of the document's own displayed metadata. The use of
XLink permits the use of RDF without the dreadful RDF/XML syntax. RDF/XML
does not conform to XML Schema or DTD, and hence does not embed into
validated XHTML. The XLinks are 'harvested' as RDF Statements following the
method of Daniel. RDF/XML is not fit for the purpose of layering RDF over
XML in the semantic web architecture; this need can be addressed in part by
using XLink as an XML serialization for the RDF graph.


Jeremy Carroll
Silvia Martelli
Oreste Signore
Received on Tuesday, 19 November 2002 12:34:33 UTC

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