Preference Files

Jonathan Robie jonathan at
Wed Sep 23 16:43:34 BST 1998

At 08:37 AM 9/23/98 -0500, Paul Prescod wrote:
>Whether or not you are a believer, it seems like a perfect testing ground
>for RDF ideas. For instance: what would a generalized RDF editor look
>like? Presumably, it would be suffice as your preference file editor for
>"experts" (at computing in general, not XML/RDF in specific). It would
>probably look vaguely like the Windows registry editor, but do something
>more sophisticated with embedded strucutures and links.
Is there any advantage in going beyond the simplified form of RDF that is
used in DCD? That would be enough to identify the data types, and it looks
like it allows very readable formats (like David's first example) while
still maintaining the information needed for generic programmatic handling
(like David's second example).

jonathan at
Texcel Research

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