[rdfweb-dev] RDF all the way on XML.com

Nick Gibbins nmg at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Sat Aug 23 10:14:45 UTC 2003

Victor Lindesay <victor at vicsoft.co.uk> writes:

>> One way out of this dilemma is for a foaf-like standard to 
>> appear that 
>> is constrained to be XML hierarchical and which is a superset of 
>> foaf-RDF. An Atom or RSS 2.0 to FOAF's RSS 1.0.

> This seems like a good idea. Perhaps with RDF support built into the XML
> Schema so it can be consumed as XML or as RDF. This would satisfy
> everyone, surely.

There's an existing precedent for this approach; the Gene Ontology
Consortium, PRISM and RSS 1.0 all effectively have simplified profiles
of RDF/XML for the reasons you give.

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