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RE: Dispositions of Dave Beckett's comments

From: Wagner,Harry <wagnerh@oclc.org>
Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2001 11:03:25 -0400
Message-ID: <A4DCD9B43F237A41BE31C98D434C22882AB5ED@OA4-SERVER.oa.oclc.org>
To: "'Aaron Swartz'" <aswartz@swartzfam.com>, rdaniel@interwoven.com, Dave Beckett <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>, RDF Interest <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Cc: "'spec-comments'" <spec-comments@prismstandard.org>
Tod Matola, Eric Miller and I created an XSLT stylesheet (part of the EOR
project) that translates RDF into XHTML and maintains a specific order for
DC elements.  Let me know if this would be of any interest or value to you.

Harry Wagner
DCMI/OCLC Office of Research

-----Original Message-----
From: Aaron Swartz [mailto:aswartz@swartzfam.com]
Sent: Monday, April 02, 2001 8:55 AM
To: rdaniel@interwoven.com; Dave Beckett; RDF Interest
Cc: 'spec-comments'
Subject: Re: Dispositions of Dave Beckett's comments

Ron Daniel <rdaniel@interwoven.com> wrote:

>> 4.8.3
>>   Note that although a sequence of <dc:creator> elements in an
>>   RDF/XML file implicitly defines a sequence (in the XML world), RDF
>>   parsers have no obligation to preserve that ordering, unlike in an
>>   rdf:Seq.  So the PRISM RDF profile requires that the ordering be
>>   preseved.
> Yes, good catch. I have added that suggestion to the profile.
> (Now I will have to add some stuff to my implementation to
> keep track of that ordering.)

Wait a sec... Are you explicitly adding something to PRISM that will make it
incompatible will the rest of the RDF world? I may not understand the
comment, and apologize if this is the case, but if I read it correctly,
PRISM files using this special addition will be essentially unusable with a
generic RDF processor. This would be a Bad Thing.

[ Aaron Swartz | me@aaronsw.com | http://www.aaronsw.com ]
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