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Re: RDF validator passes any legal XML as RDF

From: Dave Beckett <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 07 Apr 2003 21:17:30 +0100
To: www-rdf-validator@w3.org
CC: Emmanuel Pietriga <emmanuel@w3.org>
Message-ID: <8134.1049746650@hoth.ilrt.bris.ac.uk>

I recall now where I saw this RDF validation disaster:

  Information regarding SourceForge.net-provided RSS feeds

  "SourceForge.net-provided RSS feeds have been designed to be
  compliant with RSS 2.0 specification.   These feeds have been
  validated using the excellent RSS Validator provided by Mark
  Pilgrim and Sam Ruby, the RSS Validator from UserLand and the W3C
  RDF Validator."

Those statements are all true since the "W3C RDF Validator" will
validate any XML as RDF/XML.  Not really much use as a validator.

Scroll to the bottom to see the use of the W3C RDF Logo applied to
this non-RDF/XML, non-RDF format.

Received on Monday, 7 April 2003 16:18:45 UTC

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