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Re: [namespaceDocument-8] RDDL wishlist

From: Jonathan Borden <jonathan@openhealth.org>
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2002 16:23:48 -0500
Message-ID: <00a501c1bfd5$0dc8b080$0a2e249b@nemc.org>
To: "Tim Berners-Lee" <timbl@w3.org>, "Patrick Stickler" <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>, "TAG" <www-tag@w3.org>, "Tim Bray" <tbray@textuality.com>
Tim Berners-Lee wrote:

[snip stuff I agree]

>
> If you say that a namespace file should *only* contain pointers,
> then you may impede a perfectly goo application which has
> a bunch of useful stuff in a single language
> (e.g. RDF with a style sheet) and make such applications work at
> half speed because you force an extra indirection.
>

Neither "half speed", nor client bloat, is necessary.

a way to effectively eliminate any indirection overhead is to implement RDDL
HTTP extensions, your RDF client only has to add:

Man: "http://www.rddl.org/httpext"; ns=11
11-Nature: http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#

and your software should be happy as a clam ... assuming the namespace
server implements RDDL indirection

as you know, caching can make this blindingly efficient

Jonathan
Received on Wednesday, 27 February 2002 16:26:15 GMT

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