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Re: Request for 2 people to work on properties like those of RDF

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 1997 19:12:24 PDT
Message-ID: <34442688.A6657E3@parc.xerox.com>
To: "ejw@ics.uci.edu" <ejw@ics.uci.edu>
CC: "'Bob Schloss'" <rschloss@us.ibm.com>, "w3c-dist-auth@w3.org" <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>, "'Jim Davis'" <jdavis@parc.xerox.com>, "Ralph Swick (E-mail)" <swick@w3.org>, "'lassila@w3.org'" <lassila@w3.org>
How about putting this in the webdav spec, in a paragraph:
"Relationship of WebDAV to external metadata representations such
as W3C RDF"

> ... RDF will simply "plug and play" with the WebDAV property 
> system.  A WebDAV property is a (name, value) pair, where the name is a 
> URI, and the value is a well-formed XML document.  Since an RDF description 
> is a well-formed XML document, an RDF "serialization" block can be placed 
> within the value of a WebDAV property, and hence a WebDAV property may 
> contain an RDF description.  WebDAV does not affect the semantics of these 
> RDF serialization blocks -- this is defined by the RDF specification.  What 
> WebDAV does provide is a mechanism by which RDF description blocks can be 
> stored and associated with web resources.  In a sense, WebDAV provides the 
> "how": how are descriptions stored; while RDF provides the "what": what is 
> the syntax and semantics of the description.

Received on Tuesday, 14 October 1997 22:13:06 UTC

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