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RE: parsers that don't need rdf:RDF?

From: Jon Hanna <jon@spin.ie>
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 15:22:58 +0100
To: <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
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> Hmm. For SVG and SMIL and Speech Recognition Grammar it would indeed be
> useful to know when to parse RDF. So how do we know? By keying
> from the fact
> that the rest of the elements are, or are enclosed by, elements in the RDF
> namespace? That seems rather more feasible than just collectng a list of
> languages where we expect to find RDF, and some information about where we
> expect to find it. In other words, a parser looks for RDF stuff
> and assumes
> that anything inside an rdf-namespaced element is RDF - whether that is a
> root RDF element or whether there is a fragment with some other root
> element...

True, though you can also be sure that //*[@rdf:about|@rdf:ID] is RDF
Received on Friday, 27 September 2002 10:20:03 GMT

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