Re: RDF web site

Maybe  it will be useful for XSLT2RDF approach users

Sometime ago
J. Hunter/C. Lagoze have developed XSLT transformation which could take into
account some semantic information ( BT/NT, ET relations between terms)

Best regards
MSc Andrei S. Lopatenko
Vienna University of Technology
Extension Centre
----- Original Message -----
From: "Pierre-Antoine CHAMPIN" <>
To: "irn bru" <>
Cc: <>
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2001 3:24 PM
Subject: Re: RDF web site

> On Mon, 2001-11-19 at 15:02, irn bru wrote:
> > I would like to ask you if it is possible to build a web site
> > by using only RDF for defining the data (and meta data of course)
> >
> > As RDF documents are well formed, we could apply on them
> > an XSL stylesheet so it seems possible to have a page
> > made exclusively with RDF
> Of course it is feasible. However, it does not seem very appropriate to
> me:
> - XSL stylesheet are designed to tranform a given *syntactical* form
> into another one
> - on the other hand, there is many different syntactical forms to
> express the same RDF meaning
> Hence you would have to use a "canonical" syntax to write your RDF, in
> order to keep compliant with your stylesheet. Quite cumbersome.
> IMO, a better solution is to use a dedicated XML Schema or DTD to build
> your web site, including all together data and meta-data,
> then use a stylesheet to output the data in HTML/XHTML/whatever_format,
> and the meta-data in RDF (XML syntax/n3/whatever syntax).
>   Pierre-Antoine

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