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  • From: Andrew Layman <andrewl@microsoft.com>
  • To: xml-dev <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
  • Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2000 08:51:34 -0800

Could someone please post an example of an RDF graph that cannot be
represented in XML-RPC or SOAP serialization format?  That should settle the
matter one way or the other.

-----Original Message-----
From: Uche Ogbuji [mailto:uche.ogbuji@fourthought.com]
Sent: Friday, December 22, 2000 8:22 AM
To: Dave Winer
Cc: xml-dev
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 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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