[rdfweb-dev] RDF Parsers
libby.miller at b...
Sat Jan 11 01:07:22 UTC 2003
On Fri, 10 Jan 2003, Julian Bond wrote:
> "leighdodds2001 <leigh at l...>" <leigh at l...> wrote:
> >I'd second this. I went through a similar eye opener (the sheer range
> >of different ways people are creating FOAF documents) whilst looking
> >for test cases for foaf-a-matic mark 2. Not so much an eye opener if
> >you've built an RDF app or two, but if, like me, you've lived mostly
> >in the XML world then you do have to stop thinking about syntax and
> >focus on the model.
> What bothers me about this is not the richness of the possibilities for
> creating FOAF files but the problems of writing readers that can make
> sense of them. And without readers, the data is a little pointless, no?
All RDF parsers can read them, and RDF toolkits can manipulate them.
Creating apps is harder because you need to pick which properties and
classes you're interested in displaying, so you have to have a notion
of what people are writing. That's why stats are quite nice. Jim's got
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