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Re: Comments on Architectural Principles of the World Wide Web

From: Graham Klyne <GK@ninebynine.org>
Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2002 12:31:51 +0100
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To: reagle@w3.org
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At 12:54 PM 9/4/02 -0400, Joseph Reagle wrote:
>Is RDF rightfully considered a format? I think of it as a data-model that
>can be expressed in the XML format. (The use of "data format" to describe
>an application probably is correct, but counter to my intuition.)

I think yes, to the extent that the RDF specs do normatively define an 
XML-based serialization format for the RDF data model.  Being close to the 
different facets of RDF, I tend to use the term RDF/XML to describe this 
format, but I think it's reasonable for a wider audience to expect the term 
RDF to presume its XML serialization.


Graham Klyne
Received on Wednesday, 11 September 2002 07:44:12 UTC

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