Friday, August 06, 2004

The Shape of Data

The ‘Document’ in Document-Oriented Messaging "A little while back, I made a direct comparison between the two stacks that the W3C is developing; one based on the Infoset, the other on the RDF data model. It’s pretty clear to me that the RDF data model is simpler; the next step, I think, is to see if and how it (along with OWL) provides the purported benefits of XML, such as nesting, extensibility and versioning. The first of these is pretty easy (it’s a directed graph, so it’s arguably superior); the latter two are beginning to be explored."

The comparison between XML and RDF data models is very good.
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