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Re: RDF Triples in XML, named graphs

From: Benja Fallenstein <b.fallenstein@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2004 01:41:52 +0200
Message-ID: <402ABDC0.8000501@gmx.de>
To: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
Cc: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>, www-rdf-interest@w3.org

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Sandro Hawke wrote:
|>Hmmm? Their paper proposes a solution to the RDF serialization problem
|>- -- RDF/XML is too complex, but any simple solution is too simple because
|>for some applications it makes the RDF too difficult to write. That's
|>very different from proposing a reification vocabulary...
|
| So it might appear, but I disagree.   If you constain yourself to
| using only certain forms of RDF/XML serialization, how does it really
| differ from XML in appearance?

Which forms do you propose?

How about implementing parsers; do you suggest it is ok to restrict
parsers to only certain forms of RDF/XML? Currently implementing an RDF
parser is not a small undertaking; with TriX it would be a breeze.

Also, as a human reading RDF/XML you have to understand all the quirks
of the syntax to understand what is going on.

- - Benja
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