[rdfweb-dev] XSLTs for FOAF, Spring v1.3.1 and plans for FOAF spec improvements

Graham Klyne GK at ninebynine.org
Tue Jun 24 16:26:15 UTC 2003

At 09:27 24/06/03 -0400, Dan Brickley wrote:
>   Are there lessons we can learn, eg. have the FOAF spec call out
>   a 'syntactic profile' of FOAF-in-RDF, so that we don't have needless and
>   confusing variation in the way FOAF is written in XML?
>   If we did that, we have a careful balance to strike: we can't dictate a
>   single XML encoding without making it hard for people using RDF tools,
>   since RDF software (Jena, Redland, RDFLib etc) often automates the task
>   of writing out RDF as XML, and such libraries wouldn't be written to
>   know about the conventions we chose.

Would it possibly be a useful appropach for tools to evolve toward 
recognizing at least (say) the output generated by CWM?  Then one option 
for wielders of such tools would be to use CWM to read and re-write the RDF 
before passing it to the tool.


Graham Klyne
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