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Re: RDF for versioning

From: Sankar Virdhagriswaran <sv@crystaliz.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Oct 1998 08:02:51 -0400
Message-ID: <002301bdf121$aefbe340$7e4306d1@honey-bee>
To: "John Stracke" <francis@netscape.com>, "WebDAV WG" <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>

I am not sure if RDF is dying. If it is, then DCD (Document Content
Description) submitted by Microsoft and IBM will also be dead because it is
based on RDF. DCD is supposed to be the replacement for DTDs, but in XML/RDF

-----Original Message-----
From: John Stracke <francis@netscape.com>
To: WebDAV WG <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Date: Monday, October 05, 1998 9:04 PM
Subject: RDF for versioning

>At the versioning design team meeting last week, Jim asked
>if we wanted to express the revision history (version graph)
>in RDF; it's a natural format for it, but there was concern
>that we might be tying ourselves to a doomed non-standard--a
>few people expressed the opinion that RDF seemed to be dying
>on the vine, ignored by the W3C and abandoned by Netscape.
>We agreed to come up with a more specific format; I don't
>want to reopen that discussion, but I just wanted to let
>everybody know that I talked to Ramanathan Guha (Mr. RDF),
>and he says it's going to Last Call in a couple of weeks.
>(Mind you, I don't know enough about the W3C to know whether
>that's a comparable state to the IETF's Last Call.)
>|John (Francis) Stracke    |My opinions are my own.|S/MIME supported |
>|Software Retrophrenologist|=========================================|
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