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Re: Short Essay: Squeezing RDF into a Java Object Model

  • From: Paul Prescod <paul@p...>
  • To: "XML Developers' List" <xml-dev@i...>
  • Date: Mon, 03 May 1999 12:19:39 -0500

model essay
"Roger L. Costello" wrote:
> 
> David,
> 
> I see where you are going with this - develop an API for RDF.  Out of
> curiosity, why isn't the SAX API adequate?  After all, RDF is just XML.
> Let the application deal with it.  /Roger

RDF has its own data model *expressed in* XML. In the same way, XML has a
data model expressed in Unicode. One could ask: "Why do we need an XML API
when every programming language has a character reading API." But the XML
data model is not the Unicode data model.

-- 
 Paul Prescod  - ISOGEN Consulting Engineer speaking for only himself
 http://itrc.uwaterloo.ca/~papresco

Diplomatic term: "We had a frank exchange of views."
Translation: Negotiations stopped just short of shouting and
             table-banging.
(Brill's Content, Apr. 1999)

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