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   RE: [xml-dev] CSS syntax for RDF

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One of the issues with CSS syntax is that you lose the ability to manipulate
the content using tools you can find lazing about the house (XSLT, XPath,
One of the things (ok, the thing) I like about YAML is that it clearly maps
to an InfoSet with a simple SAX parser.  It's kinda lika a Wiki for XML...

For a project around here, we needed the ability to manipulate the XML+CSS
with XSLT, and couldn't easily, so we went with XSL-FO instead, since the
data we needed to manipulate was present in the InfoSet.

Would you expect that the CSS-style RDF would be processed as an InfoSet,
presumably the same InfoSet as RDF in XML?
If that works, then using a CSS-style syntax for some XML sub-languages
sounds like a good deal -- familiarity of syntax and an ability to macroize.


-----Original Message-----
From: Micah Dubinko [mailto:MDubinko@cardiff.com] 
Sent: Monday, June 09, 2003 10:05 AM
To: 'Uche Ogbuji'; Paul Prescod
Cc: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: RE: [xml-dev] CSS syntax for RDF 

Uche Ogbuji:
> I know you dislike RDF...

Only RDF/XML. RDF itself is quite nice. And powerful.

Now, the purpose in an experiment like "CSS syntax for RDF" is not
necessarily to produce something that can breeze through a CSS3 engine in a
browser, but to leverage a familiar syntax and developer experience.

The easier it is to produce metadata, the more it will get produced. The
more metadata there is, the better.

I'd like to expand this experiment, if I have time.


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