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Re: Proposal: "Canonical" RDF/XML

From: Benja Fallenstein <b.fallenstein@gmx.de>
Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2003 16:12:13 +0200
Message-ID: <3EFEF3BD.20300@gmx.de>
To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
CC: rdf-i <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>


Hi Charles,

Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
> One of the benefits of the XML syntax should be that many things can be done
> with RDF without having to have a full RDF framework - there are a lot of XML
> tools and development that could be applied to information if a canonical
> syntax was available.
> 
> On the other hand, rather than suggesting there is a single caonical
> approach, I thin what is useful is a simple mechanism for saying how to turn
> given RDF into a particular XML schema for processing the bits that are
> understood.

So, this is the issue of converting RDF to domain-specific XML (the 
converter needs to be specific to a given RDF vocabulary for this).

All well and good, but I don't think it's exactly related to my problem. 
:-) Which is: diffing/merging/version controlling arbitrary RDF data. --

The first application for this is that my working group wants to 
maintain a TODO list/calendar/schedule/note board/etc. as an RDF graph 
in our CVS repository. We want to be able to mix many different 
vocabularies there.

I think that your approach doesn't apply there... :)

- Benja
Received on Sunday, 29 June 2003 10:13:33 GMT

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