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  • From: Thomas Passin <list1@tompassin.net>
  • To: Kurt Cagle <kurt.cagle@gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:55:20 -0600

Re:  XML vs JSON
On 8/21/2017 10:44 AM, Kurt Cagle wrote:

You don't NEED RDF but it can be a useful tool nonetheless.
Well, sure, I'm not saying otherwise, but there are lots of conventions (you can regard RDF-XML as a convention!) that do things that *can* be done with plain XML.


On Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 9:41 AM, Thomas Passin <list1@tompassin.net
<mailto:list1@tompassin.net>> wrote:

    On 8/21/2017 2:22 AM, Ghislain Fourny wrote:

        I agree with this statement, but I would add that it is very
        important to distinguish between the core data models of XML
        (infoset, PSVI, XDM) and other data models it is able to support

        XML primarily -- natively -- has a tree-based data model.

        It can store graphs, but doing so requires an extra data model such
        as RDF or XBRL linkbases (which massively use XLink), and such data
        models are not specifically bound or restricted to XML syntax.

    ID/IDREF can be used for graphs... a native facility.  You don't
    really need RDF, etc.


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