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styling RDF

From: <JOrendorff@ixl.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2000 20:59:49 -0500
Message-ID: <CD8E2CDBC6D0D111ACB900805FBBD97E0263010B@mem-131.ixl.com>
To: www-style@w3.org
How should I go about styling RDF, or styling XML using
information that is in RDF?

RDF is quite good for, say, biblographical information.
But there are many ways to express the same RDF model
in XML.  I can't write a general XSLT stylesheet that will,
say, translate an RDF description of a set of books into
a printable HTML 4 bibliography.  There are too many
possible ways for the RDF to be "spelled" in XML.

I could write some extension functions [1] for an XSLT
processor such as XT [2].  This might be hard.

Is there a better way to do this now?  Is anyone else
pursuing RDF presentation?  Are related specs under
development?  Thanks.

[1] extension functions:
http://www.w3.org/TR/xslt#section-Extension-Functions

[2] XT: an XSLT processor by James Clark.
http://www.jclark.com/xml/xt.html

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Jason Orendorff
Received on Tuesday, 11 January 2000 21:00:23 GMT

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