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RE: parsers that don't need rdf:RDF?

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 10:28:49 -0400 (EDT)
To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
cc: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hpl.hp.com>, Bob DuCharme <bobdc@snee.com>, <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0209271018330.16173-100000@tux.w3.org>

On Fri, 27 Sep 2002, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:

> Hmm. For SVG and SMIL and Speech Recognition Grammar it would indeed be
> useful to know when to parse RDF. So how do we know? By keying from the fact
> that the rest of the elements are, or are enclosed by, elements in the RDF
> namespace? That seems rather more feasible than just collectng a list of
> languages where we expect to find RDF, and some information about where we
> expect to find it. In other words, a parser looks for RDF stuff and assumes
> that anything inside an rdf-namespaced element is RDF - whether that is a
> root RDF element or whether there is a fragment with some other root
> element...

Yup, this is an interesting problem. I wonder if we could use XPath
strings as a basis for metadata about the varous XML doc formats.

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