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  • From: Dave Winer <dave@userland.com>
  • To: Uche Ogbuji <uche.ogbuji@fourthought.com>
  • Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2000 08:36:33 -0800

Just something to think about..

You may have found a bug in RDF. If it can't be represented in common
programming and scripting environments it's going to have a pretty high
barrier to adoption.

The serialization formats in XML-RPC and SOAP have been proven to work
across many different environments.

Surely you can model a directed graph in a Java or Perl structure?

If so, then you can use XML-RPC or SOAP serialization.

If not, what's the future of RDF??


----- Original Message -----
From: "Uche Ogbuji" <uche.ogbuji@fourthought.com>
To: "Dave Winer" <dave@userland.com>
Cc: "xml-dev" <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
Sent: Friday, December 22, 2000 8:22 AM
Subject: Re: Academia needed the Web (Re: Success factors for the

> > If that's what RDF is going to be used for I'd strongly recommend using
> > serialization format in XML-RPC or SOAP. They both work incredibly well,
> > are supported in lots of environments and are understandable, very
> > 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
> 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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