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Re: Serializing arbitrary RDF

From: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 17:54:52 +0000
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To: "Seaborne, Andy" <Andy_Seaborne@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, "'www-rdf-comments@w3.org'" <www-rdf-comments@w3.org>

Thanks for this.  As you imply, this is a known issue and is listed in the 
RDF issues list as


The WG has considered this issue and decided it is outside its current 
charter.  I am grateful to you for this input never the less, as it is 
important for the WG to get input on what issues are really bothering 
people, so they might adjust their priorities.


At 17:26 14/01/2002 +0000, Seaborne, Andy wrote:
>I'm sure this has come up elsewhere before but I'd like to highlight the
>lack of a RDF syntax that can encode arbitrary RDF.
>The system I am working on includes an experimental remote API to stored
>RDF.  As part of this, I need to be able to take in arbitrary RDF from a
>higher layer in the protocol stack (i.e. supplied by another part of the
>system, probably written later) and serialize the RDF graph to send it
>across the network.  N-triple can move any graph structure but it loses
>namespace information and lang tags.  The XML syntax can't cope with
>arbitrary graph structures (shared bNodes) if I've read the spec right.
>Sorry if this is a repeat,
>         Andy
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