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Re: [xml-dev] RDDL documents

OASIS has been using RDDL 2.0 for namespace documents [4].
W3C has been using RDDL 1.0 for namespace documents [5].
WADL also has a RDDL 1.0 namespace document. [5]

[4] and [5] are bookmarks of these examples.

[4] http://del.icio.us/mitrepauld/xmlns+rddl+2.0
[5] http://del.icio.us/mitrepauld/xmlns+rddl+1.0

I had proposed [6] using RDDL as a UDDI "taxonomy 
document" where the overviewURL of a UDDI tModel 
points to a RDDL document, which can then point 
to various artifacts associated with the 
taxonomy.  For example, if there is an OWL 
representation of the taxonomy, the RDDL document 
could point to it with an appropriate 
rddl:nature, or use a different rddl:nature to 
point to a different representation (e.g., one 
that can be imported into a Systinet UDDI 
registry).  My hope was that tools that deal with 
taxonomies could discover taxonomies registered 
in UDDI, then retrieve the RDDL, then retrieve 
the representation that the tool could import to 
work with the taxonomy locally.  I have been 
frustrated with the slow response time of some 
UDDI deployments that have round trips to the 
server every time I drill down a level of a 
taxonomy.  Having a local copy of all or part of 
a taxonomy would hopefully provide better 
response time and improve the usability of the 
taxonomy.  You probably won't find this idea for 
RDDL "being used in the wild" currently.

[6] http://del.icio.us/mitrepauld/rddl+uddi


At 11:22 AM 2007-02-20, Norman Walsh wrote:
>I'm trying to reach closure on the TAG namespaceDocument-8 issue.
>I thought we were pretty close[1]. But when we talked about it at
>the last f2f[2], things went in ... a different direction[3].
>In an effort to pull things back into something that resembles shape,
>I offered to try to find out how RDDL is actually being used "in the
>I know there are some RDDL documents at www.w3.org, but there must be
>Pointers to RDDL-in-the-wild most appreciated. I'd also be interested
>in descriptions of code that uses such RDDL documents.
>                                         Be seeing you,
>                                           norm
>[1] http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/doc/nsDocuments/
>[2] http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/2006/12/13-morning-minutes#item02
>[3] http://norman.walsh.name/2006/12/18/rddl
>Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com> | There exist some evils so terrible and
>http://nwalsh.com/          | some misfortunes so horrible that we
>                               | dare not think of them, whilst their
>                               | very aspect makes us shudder; but if
>                               | they happen to fall on us, we find
>                               | ourselves stronger than we imagined; we
>                               | grapple with our ill luck, and behave
>                               | better than we expected we should.--La
>                               | Bruyère

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