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Re: [doap-interest] [ANN] doap:store, a collaborative DOAP projects directory

From: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2006 17:17:19 +0100
Message-Id: <14552E22-605A-4BC7-8C54-FD6394F0F546@cyganiak.de>
Cc: Uldis Bojars <captsolo@gmail.com>, doap-interest@lists.gnomehack.com, Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>, www-rdf-validator@w3.org
To: Christopher Schmidt <crschmidt@crschmidt.net>

On 18 Dec 2006, at 14:57, Christopher Schmidt wrote:
>>> giving my URL:
>>> http://webcvs.freedesktop.org/gstreamer/gstreamer/gstreamer.doap? 
>>> view=co
>>> does not work.
>>> The page says No SIOC/FOAF/DOAP/OWL/RDFs/RDF found.
>> OK, I see what is the problem.
>> DOAP is based on RDF document format. Please check your document in
>> the RDF validator - it is not a valid RDF document.
>> http://www.w3.org/RDF/Validator/
> The validator is wrong. It's heuristic for checking whether content is
> RDF is failing, but the content itself is still valid RDF.

FYI, the validator's "extended interface" at [1] has a checkbox that  

     RDF is NOT enclosed in <RDF>...</RDF> tags (optional since 2004,
     eg. see many DOAP files)

and the file validates after ticking that checkbox. I don't know why  
this is not enabled by default. I complained about this to the  
validator folks in 2005 [2], but got no response.


[1] http://www.w3.org/RDF/Validator/uri
[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-rdf-validator/2005Aug/ 
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