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  • From: Uche Ogbuji <uche.ogbuji@fourthought.com>
  • To: Dave Winer <dave@userland.com>
  • Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2000 09:22:16 -0700 (MST)

> If that's what RDF is going to be used for I'd strongly recommend using the
> serialization format in XML-RPC or SOAP. They both work incredibly well, and
> are supported in lots of environments and are understandable, very simple
> stuff that allows data structures to be exchanged between apps on all
> platforms. Something to think about? Dave

Say what?

RDF is a directed graph.  There is _nothing_ to compare between RDF and
foo serialization format.  RDF could be serialized to foo serialization
format or foo serialization format could maybe represented by an RDF model,
but they are orthogonal technologies.

How on earth is SOAP serialization going to represent annotated
relationships?  You're not seriously suggesting that nonsense with
multi-reference values, are you?  Even that is more than XML-RPC has to
offer for relationships.

Uche Ogbuji                               Principal Consultant
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