Understanding RDF

James Robertson jamesr at steptwo.com.au
Tue Jan 26 00:30:35 GMT 1999

At 06:18 26/01/1999, John Cowan wrote:

  | > 
  | > > <RDF:Description>
  | > >  <RDF:type resource="http://w3.org/TR/1998/NOTE-dcd-19980731#DCD"/>
  | > >   <RDF:li>
  | > >    <RDF:Description>
  | > 
  | > It isn't clear to me how the RDF:li can go right in an RDF:Description.
  | > Where is the containing rdf:Seq, rdf:Bag and rdf:Alt? What
abbreviation is
  | > this?
  | Oops.  Chalk it up to defective translation.  But that was a mechanical
  | error, not a defect in RDF itself.  (I caught another such error,
  | failing to use the "resource" attribute, before I posted; I can't
  | catch everything.)

Doesn't this highlight the shortcomings of any system where you
can't programatically validate the correctness of the content against
a DTD?

If careful work by someone at least as proficient in these things
as anyone else can't get the syntax _exactly_ right ...

Just my $0.02,


James Robertson
Step Two Designs Pty Ltd
SGML, XML & HTML Consultancy
jamesr at steptwo.com.au

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