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rdf:RDF required

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2003 00:20:05 -0400
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Message-ID: <20030829002005.A26031@www.markbaker.ca>

On Thu, Aug 28, 2003 at 04:27:34PM -0400, Ryan Lee wrote:
> The spec has changed
> to now claim that serialized RDF/XML "must be contained inside an rdf:RDF
> XML element." [2]

Eek!  I can't believe I didn't notice this.

Aesthetically, I think this is an awful idea.  I had been using the
fact that some "vanilla XML" was already RDF, as a selling point for
RDF in my latest project - and it helped.  It also allowed me to talk
talk about the difference between the same bytes interpreted as XML,
versus as RDF, for a real apples-to-apples to comparison; and that was
a *huge* help, really.

Is there an upside to requiring it?


Mark Baker.   Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.        http://www.markbaker.ca
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