RDF **vs** XML???

Paul Prescod paul at prescod.net
Tue Aug 3 13:02:08 BST 1999

David Megginson wrote:
> Yes, but then I lose the advantage of being able to use higher-level
> APIs to access the information.  I could use UTF-8 without XML to
> encode my documents, but I like that fact that XML parsers do most of
> the work of building a tree out of a character stream; likewise, I
> like the fact that RDF processors do most of the work of building
> objects out of XML documents.

#1. What RDF processor are you using?

#2. What exactly does it do for you?

Most people seem to be using hand-rolled processors for a particular RDF
language. I think that's where the confusion arises. You could have also
used a processor for a particular "ordinary XML" language and skipped the
RDF step.

 Paul Prescod  - ISOGEN Consulting Engineer speaking for only himself

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