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   RE: SV: A certain difficulty - lack of action!

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  • From: Jeff Sussna <jeff.sussna@quokka.com>
  • To: "'Sergey Melnik'" <melnik@db.stanford.edu>, David Megginson <david@megginson.com>
  • Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2000 10:29:56 -0800

Fabulous! This syntax would address my foremost complaint with RDF: the
model is property-centric but the syntax really isn't. The "canonical"
description format is really a shortcut of its own, and one that obscures
the basic property-centric quality of RDF. Sergey's proposed syntax is
(IMHO) just what the doctor ordered.


-----Original Message-----
From: Sergey Melnik [mailto:melnik@db.stanford.edu]
Sent: Saturday, February 26, 2000 9:21 AM
To: David Megginson
Cc: xml-dev@xml.org; www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Subject: Re: SV: A certain difficulty - lack of action!

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As a next step I'd like to have a "poorest man" RDF/XML serialization:

  <triple subject="[URI]" predicate="[URI]" object="[URI]"/>
  <triple subject="[URI]" predicate="[URI]">[PDCATA]</triple>

This serialization is unambiguous, self-explaining, and can be
implemented using 10 lines of code. It would provide a good reference
point for determining what features in the current RDF/XML serialization
are syntactic sugar (e.g. aboutEach) or bugs (i.e. not reflected in the
model like xml:lang, aboutEachPrefix etc.)

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