Some questions

Sherriff, Joel Joel_Sherriff at
Wed Dec 1 15:33:39 GMT 1999

I've posted a variation of this to comp.text.xml also, so if it looks
familiar, that's where you saw it...

I'm writing an xml document analysis tool and would appreciate any links to
xml that contain binary entities, complicated 
stylesheets (css or xsl) that contain external dependencies, or any other
use of external dependencies.  I've poked around and, though there are quite a few xml links, I've yet to
find any that are more than text. The purpose of the analysis 
tool is to list any links within the xml to outside documents and any URLs
that must be read to fully process the xml (ie: external dtd, 
stylesheet, gif images, etc).  

Can somebody explain, in a nutshell, the purpose of RDF.  After reading the
spec, I don't feel any more educated than before.

Because I need the analysis tool to be lightweight and fast (it'll be a
component in a load-testing tool), and need to support as many different
standards as possible, I've implemented it using lex, as opposed to one of
the available parsers.  However, after looking at a few RDF examples it
appears that RDF can be used to "construct" URL's, which looks to be a
trouble spot for me.

Any of the experts on the list think of any other potential trouble spots?

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