Re: Resource Description Format and XML-Data
> From: Joe Lapp <jlapp@a...> > The RDF schema effort only needs to be general enough to represent > the narrow range of types needed to support the RDF syntax. XML-DATA > is more ambitious, and so being, is out of the scope of RDF. In another forum the RDF people agreed that they *could* use the standard DTD syntax to markup the information they wanted. However, because they had a particular way they wanted the markup to look, they had to invent some alternative to the XML DTD syntax. (Their justification for this reinventing the wheel seems to be "because we want it this way" rather than any technical reason--I am not saying they are being willful in this or that they really don't like the idea of markup languages; there may well be good reasons that they have not been able to express yet.) RDF does not need a new declaration syntax. They just don't want to be standard. This being the case, XML-data should not use "XML DTDs cannot support the needs of super-hyper-important things like RDF" as a justification for what they are doing. It may be that XML-data declarations can model RDF documents more the way RDF people want it to be done, but that is likely to be the case with every niche DTD: if you invent a new declaration syntax for every niche document type you just minimise how useable your data is by general purpose tools. You lose many of the benefits of having standardized declarations: or worse, you discover that the reasons you disliked the XML DTD syntax are just as present in the new syntax. Rick Jelliffe xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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