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Didier PH Martin wrote:
> Ok I get it. So, other XML documents may as well be processed by an RDF
> parser and transformed into triples. Interesting, up to now I saw RDF in
> more restrictive ways.
Recently at work, I have been able to work in some rdf without requiring
anyone else to get into rdf in a big way. For both of these jobs, we
had to create a new xml foramt for certain data. I suggested using a
variety of striped format that would look minimally different from
"ordinary" xml. This approach also lets you write a (w3c xml-)schema or
DTD for the file structure. My argument was that we would come up with
something new anyway, so why not adapt it slightly for rdf-compatibility.
This way, people can use ordinary xml tools - xslt or what have you -
and if and when it proves useful, start using rdf-aware tools as well.
I wrote the files by hand, and then validated them against the w3c rdf
validator to make usre I hd gotten them right.
It's true that you usually have to add a few things into the format to
make the rdf work, but sometimes it takes very little.
Thomas B. Passin
Explorer's Guide to the Semantic Web (Manning Books)