RDF considered optional

John Cowan cowan at locke.ccil.org
Wed Mar 17 22:23:20 GMT 1999

Jeffrey E. Sussna wrote:

> The RDF syntax spec states that "The RDF element is optional if the
> content can be known to be RDF from the application context."
> Can anyone clarify exactly what is meant by "application context"?

I take that to mean that if the application already knows it is
dealing with RDF, no RDF element is required.  It's just a container
for the true RDF anyway.

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