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Re: with WSDL Re: Web services returning RDF?

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 17 Oct 2004 21:51:22 -0400 (EDT)
To: "NJ Rogers, Learning and Research Technology" <Nikki.Rogers@bristol.ac.uk>
Cc: Ian Dickinson <ian.dickinson@hp.com>, RDF interest group <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>, dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.55.0410172149270.2321@homer.w3.org>

On Thu, 14 Oct 2004, NJ Rogers, Learning and Research Technology wrote:

>> The SKOS Web Service (demo at http://thes.ilrt.bris.ac.uk/demos/get and
>> links to source etc) doesn't seem to actuallly return RDF, but it is
>> runnng over an RDF system so presumably this is a matter of tweaking the
>> source a bit.

>[There  are tools to do the conversion]
>ii) The RPC/Encoded versus Document/Literal debate was something of a
>minefield at the time we were developing the SKOS Web Service. Tool support
>then was significantly stronger for RPC/Encoded than Document/Literal. We
>have documented the fact that Industry has since swung in favour of
>Document/Literal - and advise that Document/Literal is a good direction for
>the SKOS Web Service. Possibly a SOAP response format that is RDF/XML and
>constrained both by an XML schema and an RDF schema would be an interesting
>approach for maximised interoperability?

Yep. In various bits of stuff  I have looked at using the "XML stack" (i.e.
tools that are XML-aware but not RDF aware) this has seemed like a useful
approach to get cheap interoperability.


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