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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: RDFStyles: alternative to XSLT for RDF

From: Emmanuel Pietriga <epietriga@yahoo.fr>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2003 16:46:01 +0100
Message-ID: <3F9D3DB9.4080307@yahoo.fr>
To: Graham Klyne <GK@ninebynine.org>
Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org

Beyond the RDFPath problem, there are other problems to solve, like what 
is the semantics of xsl:apply-templates in the context of an RDF graph. 
We don't have a tree here, so what does:

<xsl:apply-templates select="*" />

mean when applied to the context node of an RDF graph?


Graham Klyne wrote:

> At 12:59 24/10/03 +0200, Emmanuel Pietriga wrote:
>> I agree that it is something useful. But isn't this what XSLT already 
>> does? That's what it does for XML. So why couldn't it do it for RDF? I 
>> mean, except for the XPath part that is not (as discussed yesterday) 
>> the best-suited technology to address nodes and arcs of an RDF graph, 
>> XSLT seems to be well-suited to this task (all that is needed is to 
>> replace XPath selectors by *RDFPath* selectors).
> I think that's a really interesting idea...  using the existing XSLT 
> design to its strengths and directly addressing its weakness with 
> respect to RDF data.
> #g
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