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Re: RDF Triples Transport

From: Seth Russell <seth@robustai.net>
Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2001 19:44:09 -0800
Message-ID: <012e01c0a6b8$dff8ed40$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>
From: "Aaron Swartz" <aswartz@upclink.com>

> Seth Russell <seth@robustai.net> wrote:
> > 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.
> 1) It's not RDF or XML or any of that good stuff.

So what!   What is the purpose of the transfer?  To prove interoperability I
presume, and to do that with the least amount of programming.

> 2) There's no way to identify whether the object is a URI or a literal.

Well there certainly is, just add some fields to specify whatever else is
needed ... people just need to agree on what is needed and the sequence of
the fields ... and while your at it agree on a file extension .. i suggest

> 3) Hmm... there is no three.

Yep, there aren't even two :)

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