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Validation of RDF/XML against RDFS

From: William Lefurgy <wlef@loc.gov>
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2003 15:09:28 -0500
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I have a basic newbie/non-expert question:  Are there any tools that can effectively validate RDF/XML against an RDF Schema?  I note that the RDF Validation Service explicitly says that it "does not do any RDF Schema Specification validation."  Suppose someone wanted an application that supported a workflow for documents that included RDF/XML--it would be very helpful (and perhaps critical) to validate the resulting properties and values to ensure they are correct and consistent.  I'm thinking about how an XML document is checked to see if it is both well-formed and also valid against a DTD or schema.   I get the sense from reading things like the "The Cambridge Communiqué" that this is an unsettled area for RDF.  On the other hand, there are products like the ICS-FORTH Validating RDF Parser that seem to offer some solutions.  Is it reasonable to expect "strict" validation of RDF/XML?  I'd be grateful for any insight into this.  

Bill LeFurgy
Received on Tuesday, 25 February 2003 15:19:15 GMT

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