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Re: Alternatives to XML for RDF?

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2003 20:57:56 -0400 (EDT)
To: Ashley Yakeley <ashley@semantic.org>
Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.55.0308092239040.17968@homer.w3.org>

Many people represent it through an interface - such as nodes and arcs
diagrams, in RDFAuthor [1] or IsaViz [2], or more specialised versions such
as foafnaut [3] or IsaViz's GSS.

[1] http://rdfweb.org/people/damian/RDFAuthor/
[2] http://www.w3.org/2001/11/IsaViz/
[3] http://foafnaut.org/

XML is nice because it can be used with XML tools - XQuery, Xforms, XSLT,
etc. But I  agree, the syntax looks ugly. (But then, I find most code syntax
looks ugly - fortunately I am not a computer  program and can find or develop
a nicer interface to it ;-)

cheers

Charles McCN

On Sat, 9 Aug 2003, Ashley Yakeley wrote:

>
>I have to say RDF in XML is ugly. Are there alternative ways of
>representing RDF?
>
>--
>Ashley Yakeley, Seattle WA
>

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