Re: RDF, XML, XSLT: Grit

I'm wondering what the advantages of grit are when compared with
simple subsets of RDF/XML than can be used for XSLT transformation,
e.g. Morten's R3X [1].


(just to allow XSLT the special RSS 1.0 handling can be ignored)

2010/1/17 Niklas Lindström <>:
> Hi all!
> In light of the recent discussions about both using RDF in contexts
> where RDF awareness and availability of RDF tools are more limited,
> and in relation to the thoughts on RDF/XML (re-)emerging in the "RDF
> 2.0" discussion thread [1], I find it timely to document and announce
> an instrumental format I recently made, called Grit ("Grokkable RDF Is
> Transformable"), at [2].
> I made this primarily for using XSLT to produce (xhtml) documents from
> controlled sets of RDF, e.g. vocabularies and such. I've found it
> conventient enough to think that there may be general interest.
> As described at [2], Grit deviates from RDF/XML to form a syntax with
> as little variation as possible (partially comparable to normalized,
> "pretty" RDF/XML). I would love feedback if you find this to be
> interesting, either for just XSLT/XQuery etc., or even as ("yet
> another"..) RDF format usable in its own right (for instance, I do
> suspect that something like it would be easier to sell in Linked Data
> contexts than either RDF/XML or e.g. TriX).
> (In the works I also have an XSLT-based chain for producing XHTML
> documentation from RDFS/OWL vocabularies transformed to Grit
> (basically a pedagogical cleanup of existing code I use in my work),
> and a GRDDL XSLT to take Grit back to RDF/XML, for good measure.)
> Best regards,
> Niklas Lindström
> [1]:
> [2]:

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