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> Well I guess the objection is that XML already has a data model
> for keys and
> values, so building another one on top is a waste.
> <key name="XXX" value="YYY" />
> ...might be written:
> The name=... and value=... is perhaps pointless when XML already
> has a way of
> associating a name with a value.
> It might be compared to implement key/value pairs in Java using a List of
> Maps, where each Map has keys called "NAME" and "VALUE"... as
> opposed to just
> using a single Map.
Sounds reasonable. The main reason I was curious is because I've done (more
or less) a refactoring of java.util.Properties to use RDF. A possibility was
to use a similar king of structure as you describe, with a URI for the name,
but as I only need this locally within an app, opted for a literals there,
giving the simpler:
I'm still in two minds over this, so was quietly hoping for a 'third way'...