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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: RDFStyles: alternative to XSLT for RDF

From: <jon@hackcraft.net>
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2003 16:39:19 +0100
Message-ID: <1066923559.3f97f627dde61@217.114.163.71>
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org

> > XPath can be used with RDF/XML that is produced by an application in a 
> > consistent manner, in particular XML that is designed to be parsed by
> RDF/XML 
> > parsers but which do not necessarily only operate in this manner. An
> example 
> > being RSS1.0.
> > 
> I know it is possible, and in some way I also think it is convenient as 
> it makes it possible to use existing and well-known tools (XPath/XSLT) 
> to process RDF, provided the above-mentioned constraints are met (output 
> consistency, or canonical representation).
> 
> What I am saying is that the idea of manipulating an RDF model through a 
> representation of it as an XML tree is flawed *in the general case*.

Agreed. Indeed in the exception I point out isn't really an example of RDF 
being manipulated as an XML tree, but of something being manipulated as an XML 
tree that could also have been manipulated as RDF *instead*.
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