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rdf in practice

From: Weiss-Lijn, Mischa <Mischa.Weiss-Lijn@ptp.sira.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 4 Nov 1999 10:54:53 -0000
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To: "'www-rdf-interest@w3.org'" <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>

	I am building some software for tagging documents with metadata
(it's a kind of business version of the TEI).  Ideally I would like to use
RDF to do this.  But in order to make my life easier I need use of the
software and standards provided by the likes of W3C (i.e. XML, XSL, DOM),
IBM (their XML and XSL Parsers), and Microsoft (IE5 as a renderer).  

I don't see how these tools can be practically used with RDF.  RDF can not
be mixed with non-RDF XML, which makes it very hard to use XSLT to
manipulate XML content according to the metadata it is associated to.  It
seems much easier to encode the metadata as XML, and abandon RDF altogether.
Can you suggest a way round this?  Can any of you give good justifications
for the extra work needed to use RDF?

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