RDF considered optional
david at megginson.com
Thu Mar 18 01:18:33 GMT 1999
Jeffrey E. Sussna writes:
[on the omissibility of rdf:RDF]
> I took it the same way. But doesn't that violate the principle of
> XML as being self-describing?
First, there is no such published principle for XML itself, though the
Namespaces spec provides an infrastructure for such a thing.
Second, it in no way violates it, because if you recognise the
namespaces/elements being used, you can still figure out that you're
dealing with RDF (and if not, fat lot of good they'll do you anyway).
All the best,
David Megginson david at megginson.com
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