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RE: Toying with an idea: RDF Protocol

From: Stefan Decker <stefan@db.stanford.edu>
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2001 17:07:47 -0800
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To: <frystyk@microsoft.com>
Cc: <rss-dev@egroups.com>, www-rdf-interest@w3.org

I don't now the XML Dataformat of SOAP well enough - do you
think a bijective mapping between RDF and SOAP XML messages
is possible?
(I expect the tricky part is to do RDF -> XML SOAP - it should be not
so difficult to find an encoding of SOAP XML in RDF)

Thanks and all the best,


At 02:45 PM 3/28/2001 -0800, Henrik Frystyk Nielsen wrote:

>Hi Ken,
>I see a reference to the SOAP HTTP binding - I might be missing
>something but is there any reason why SOAP [1] could not be used as the
>protocol for carrying RDF data around - maybe even use the SOAP encoding
>[1] http://www.w3.org/tr/soap/
>[2] http://www.ilrt.bristol.ac.uk/discovery/2000/08/www9-slides/henrik/
> >RDF Protocol really isn't a protocol so much as setting down
> >some conventions for passing bits of RDF around.  Well, ok,
> >some of the bits work a lot *like* a protocol, so it's gotta
> >look like that, but here goes:
> >
> >  <http://bitsko.slc.ut.us/2001/03/rdf-protocol.html>
> >
> >I'm playing with a Python implementation of the basic message
> >read/write and using IRC as the example protocol to emulate,
> >using Dave Beckett's IRC in RDF schema.  In case anyone was
> >wondering, there are no APIs and no RPCs at this layer, it's
> >all XML instance passing, with RDF triples as the content.
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