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Re: Using Rigid RDF for BLD's XML Syntax

From: Christian de Sainte Marie <csma@ilog.fr>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 16:27:55 +0200
Message-ID: <482AF6EB.5030802@ilog.fr>
To: Alex Kozlenkov <alex.kozlenkov@betfair.com>
CC: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>, Gary Hallmark <gary.hallmark@oracle.com>, public-rif-wg@w3.org


Alex Kozlenkov wrote:
> We are of the opinion that this proposal adds an RDF dependency [...]

Does it really add a RDF dependency, in the sense of making any RIF 
implementation dependent on RDF in some way? What kind of dependency 
would that be (e.g.: requires to implement all or part of RDF? May 
require to change something in the implementation following a change in 
RDF? Requires the implementor to understand RDF? ...)?

Isn't it possible to make RIF XML "silently" valid RDF/XML, in the sense 
that an RDF implementation can handle a RIF document as RDF (possibly 
with some additional info, e.g. a RIF vocabulary or whatever), but a RIF 
implementation does not need to know about RDF (and is not dependent on 


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