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GraphSL: Idea for an RDF Graph Schema Language

From: Sean B. Palmer <sean@mysterylights.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 01:17:56 +0100
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http://infomesh.net/2003/graphsl/
- GraphSL: RDF Graph Schema Language

RDF applications from FOAF to RSS 1.0 to EARL have at times in their
developments made people ask if these languages have a particular
structure to their documents. Since there is no schema langauge around
that can specify such a thing--short of making a canonicalized subset
of XML/RDF with XML Schema--and that RDF can include any sorts of
triples, people have generally steered clear of the whole graph schema
area. GraphSL is a proposal to show that it doesn't have to be that
way, and that, in the process, the flexibility of RDF does not have to
suffer at all. No canonicalized subsets of XML/RDF in sight!

Further examples and rationale and so forth are in the documentation.
Comments are very welcome indeed, especially those on the approach and
general ideas set out in the document. The implementation and details
are still tentative at the moment.

Cheers,

--
Sean B. Palmer, <http://purl.org/net/sbp/>
"phenomicity by the bucketful" - http://miscoranda.com/
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