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Re: RDF Triples Transport

From: Seth Russell <seth@robustai.net>
Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2001 19:33:01 -0800
Message-ID: <012401c0a6b7$51f96a20$b17ba8c0@c1457248a.sttls1.wa.home.com>
To: "Aaron Swartz" <aswartz@upclink.com>, "RDF Interest" <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Cc: <barstow@w3.org>, "Dave Beckett" <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>
Why not just use a tab delimited file?

subject TAB predicate TAB object CRLF

It's far simpler and doesn't require anybody to write a parser, and the
generator is triveal too.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Aaron Swartz" <aswartz@upclink.com>
To: "RDF Interest" <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Cc: <barstow@w3.org>; "Dave Beckett" <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2001 7:26 PM
Subject: RDF Triples Transport

> At the RDF IG F2F there was some discussion about ways to move pure
> around from parser to parser. Some of us decided the best way to do it
> be to have a set of reified statements, like so:
> <rdf:RDF ...>
> <rdf:Statement>
>   <rdf:subject rdf:resource="..." />
>   <rdf:predicate rdf:resource="..." />
>   <rdf:object rdf:resource="..." />
> </rdf:Statement>
> ...
> </rdf:RDF>
> This format can be both parsed as RDF and as plain XML, so it's very
> As a demonstration of this, I have put up an web service that will take a
> URI, run it through SiRPAC and stick out a bunch of triples:
> http://purl.org/swag/rdf2triples?url=(url-goes-here)
> I'd love to see others put up similar interfaces to their parsers. (Eric
> dares you to. ;-)) The idea is that then we can begin to build
> apps on top of this. For example, the SiRPAC servlet could offer a choice
> between various parsers, and Dave Beckett's parser test suite could run
> itself.
> Another application in the back of my mind is using this for signing sets
> triples. The major problem with this however is some way of ordering the
> statements.
> Anyway, some food for thought.
> --
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