RDF (was Re: Colonialism, SAX, Java, and Namespaces)

Paul Prescod paul at prescod.net
Sun Feb 7 16:00:31 GMT 1999

James Robertson wrote:
> Now since the intention is to store a lot of data in
> RDF, how do we check that a RDF file is correct
> and meaningful?
> How do we validate it?

There is such a thing as an "RDF schema". It checks an almost disjoint set
of things from what a DTD would check. If you don't care about things
being in a particular order and want to treat linking and containment as
the same thing, then you should use RDF schemas. If you do care about the
order of things, you should use DTDs. You could also use them together to
check different things.
 Paul Prescod  - ISOGEN Consulting Engineer speaking for only himself

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