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From sebb <>
Subject Re: DOAP format question
Date Mon, 04 May 2015 19:04:11 GMT
On 4 May 2015 at 19:37, Sergio Fernández <> wrote:
> RDF can be serialized as XML, but the XML tool chain is not well suitable to
> process RDF. That's what a meant when I early commented I was happy to
> contribute proper DOAP/RDF infrastructure to projects-new.a.o.
> Back to the current issues... see my comments inline.
> On Mon, May 4, 2015 at 7:51 PM, sebb <> wrote:
>> On 4 May 2015 at 18:00, Hervé BOUTEMY <> wrote:
>> > I'm not a RDF expert: if someone with more knowledge on this can join,
>> > it
>> > would be really useful
>> >
>> > But apart from seeing that most of the documentation was talking about
>> > pmc
>> > instead of PMC [1] (I just had to fix 1 place), I was convinced that the
>> > correct case is lowercase when reading asfext definition [2]
>> > once again, I'm not an expert then could misinterpret the content, but I
>> > read
>> > <rdf:Property rdf:about=""> as
>> > definition of pmc field, in lowercase
>> Perhaps; I don't know either.
>> It's a bit odd that the original code used PMC rather than pmc.
> The term must be used exactly in the same way it is defined by the
> namespace/vocabulary/ontology, otherwise won't be processed as expected.

Theoretically, but not in this case.

The processing is defined by XSL files that were manually created.
So whatever the files are coded to expect is what will work.

This may or may not be the same as the definition.

In fact at present the XSL files have been coded to accept both
asfext:PMC and asfext:pmc.
Only one of these can be correct in terms of the formal definition.

The problem is that it is not clear what the formal definition is.

>> Also PMC is an abbreviation. RDF is also an abbreviation, and note
>> that the XML tag is <rdf:RDF>, not <rdf:rdf>.
>> It looks like namespaces (i.e. rdf, asfext) are lower-case, but
>> classes/properties (?) may be upper (rdf:RDF), lower (foaf:name) or
>> mixed case (foaf:Person).
> That's the best practice, yes: classes in UpperCamelCases, and properties in
> lowerCamelCase.
> The root element <rdf:RDF/> is a special case, not a regular term, but part
> of the RDF/XML serialization.
> Hope that helps.

It would help to know what the formal definition of the asfext
namespace actually means.

Also if it is possible to validate that the various RDF files are
correct according to the formal definitions.
PMCs could then submit their files for checking.

> Cheers,
> --
> Sergio Fernández
> Partner Technology Manager
> Redlink GmbH
> m: +43 6602747925
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