allowing XML rather than RDF
ml at creativecommons.org
Sun Dec 7 17:02:26 EST 2003
Lucas Gonze wrote:
> I'd like to be able to use the CC schema at http://web.resource.org/cc/
> in non-RDF XML. This is because the schema should be useful to people
> who, right or wrong, aren't willing to pay the RDF tax. A lot of people
> will not use RDF at this point, and there's no technical reason why that
> should prevent them from using the CC schema.
> Obviously I can just go ahead and do that, but there is one small
> adjustment that would be nice. The namespace definition/description at
> http://web.resource.org/cc/ says "The CC schema lets you describe
> copyright licenses in RDF". If this said "The CC schema lets you
> describe copyright licenses in XML", it would be easier to sell people
> on using CC.
If I understand correctly, you want people to use the existing RDF/XML
format, but help them to think of it as plain XML. That's fine -- it is
XML after all, and more adoption is better.
http://web.resource.org/cc/ is just a namespace in XML. The schema that
happens to be available from that URI is a RDF schema. I can't think of
a great way to remove references to RDF from that document and keep it
accurate (not to mention that there are people who like RDF).
Would it help to have a completely separate page that explains how to
use CC metadata in XML with no explicit mention of RDF?
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