Re: Standard way to express object, not resource, rels in XML?
"Mike Brown" <mbrown@c...> wrote - > I want to use XML to express relationships between instances of the > conceptual/abstract objects that are each modeled by separate XML documents > (or separate collections of documents). I was about to make something up > that was specific to my application, but I was wondering if there was a > standard way to do this. > ... > RDF seems to be concerned with metadata like this, but a cursory inspection > of what RDF covers made it look like it, too, was more concerned with > "resources" like documents. Would RDF actually be a good system for modeling > the kinds of relationships I am talking about, or should I just make > something up that is specific to my application? If RDF is applicable, can > someone provide a short example of how it should be done? > It would seem that somewhere, your system would need to know where foo1 and foo2 are, if only to be able to get at their properties. You could hide this from a user, though. RDF would seem to be the thing. You could look at Topic Maps, too. Tom Passin
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