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Réf:Re: "valid" RDF in XML files

From: elacazed <elacazed@actia.fr>
Date: Mon, 01 Dec 2003 09:47:45 +0100
Message-Id: <0312011070.AA1070268467@actia.fr>
To: <jon@hackcraft.net>
Cc: <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>

Objet : Re: "valid" RDF in XML files 
Auteur :    <jon@hackcraft.net>
Date :  28/11/2003 16:40

> What exactly do you want to allow in terms of RDF?

Well, the problem is that I don't exactly know for the moment! :) But it should
be quite "fixed" in terms of structure (it might evolve quite often in the
beginning of the project, but once we'll find an adequate structure, I think it
will not change)

> However you could define a fixed format for a fixed range of possible values 
> such that, for example, the content could only be 1 dc:title element followed 
> by 0 or 1 dc:description elements followed by 0 or more elements for a 
> predicate of your own invention that has some purpose in your own application.


> In such case XML Schemata could very rigourously validate the document, and 
> while you lose flexibility you also gain a guarantee of what metadata will be 
> present and arguably make it easier to teach people who to prepare documents
> the format (ironically the freer the system the harder it can be to teach).

Well, in a certain way, it is the same approach than the one explained by Tom P,
if I undertand what you mean. 
In fact, we arrived nearly to the same conclusion, but as we are not familliar
with RDF, we did not know if it was the right choice.

Thanks for your answers,


Jon Hanna
*Thought provoking quote goes here*
Received on Monday, 1 December 2003 03:46:41 UTC

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