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Re: on independence of elements, relating versions [XMLVersioning-41]

From: Bill de hÓra <dehora@eircom.net>
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 10:41:35 +0000
Message-ID: <40597CDF.9070707@eircom.net>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org

Chris Lilley wrote:

> On Thursday, March 18, 2004, 6:01:14 AM, Tim wrote: 
> TB>  I've on a number of occasions
> TB> proposed a brutally minimalit XML syntax for RDf with only three 
> TB> elements: resource, property, and value.
> 
> Although XML can be used for 'database dump' structures where all the
> children of the root are identical. So
> 
> RDF
>  triple
>    resource
>    property
>    value
>  triple
>    resource
>    property
>    value
>    
> Four elements, entirely regular.

IME, 5 are what's needed:

RDF
  graph +
    triple *
      resource
      property
      value

plus some variants for the value (uri, raw xml, typed, etc). In 
other words, almost everything needed from an XML serialization of 
RDF can be expressed in a screenful of RNC. It's quite frustrating 
the W3C haven't sanctioned something like this by now.

cheers
Bill de hÓra
Received on Thursday, 18 March 2004 05:42:11 GMT

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