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

From: Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 13:29:28 +0200
Message-Id: <848424BC-78CF-11D8-9FBD-000A95EAFCEA@nokia.com>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
To: =?ISO-8859-1?Q? "ext_Bill_de_h=D3ra" ?= <dehora@eircom.net>


FYI...

Jeremy Carroll and I have been working on exactly such a minimal
RDF serialization which is more XML tools friendly (particularly
XSLT and XQuery).

c.f. http://sw.nokia.com/trix/

Patrick


On Mar 18, 2004, at 12:41, ext Bill de hÓra wrote:

>
>
> 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
>
>

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Patrick Stickler
Nokia, Finland
patrick.stickler@nokia.com
Received on Thursday, 18 March 2004 06:37:31 GMT

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