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Subject: RE: ebXML Representation of Metadata
At this point it might be interesting to note, that RDF is perfectly capable of transporting UML data, since UML is just a specific RDF vocabulary. Please note that RDF is also capable of encoding instance data based on specific UML vocabulary - eg. RDF represents not just a class person, but also a specific person "Stefan". For a description and validating parser please have a look at: http://www-db.Stanford.EDU/~melnik/rdf/uml/ Best, Stefan At 12:50 PM 5/24/00 -0400, David RR Webber wrote: >Message text written by Cory Casanave > >Interestingly, the >Venetian glass blowers where correct in their own way, they still make the >most wonderful work. But to put glassware on the tables of billions we >need >the machines. ><<<<<<<<<<<<<<< > >Cory, > >Notice I was NOT disagreeing with this assessment! > >Just that the 'glassblowing' is still evolving (rapidly). Teaching a >machine to 'glassblow' pre-supposes we know how to do it all >ourselves! In this case all the kinks have not been worked out yet. > >Also as Sridhar, Scott and other pointed out XMI is designed to >provide XML semantics for exchange UML and other object design >information. While referencing this can be useful in the context of >describing those components - the actual interchange format itself >needs to be based closely on the business process needs - >thats the EDI world. In this context SOAP is a transport mechanism >that relates. > >BTW - footnote on SOAP - I jumped back like being snake bitten >when I saw ARRAYS in the SOAP spec's. Red flags on interoperability >and lack of forward compatiblity went off all over the place - hopefully >these will rapidly be depricated by use of recursive XML structures to >replace any such ugliness of arrays. Presumably Microsoft left this >array stuff in for some weird VB compatibility somewhere....? >Think objects and XML trees - not arrays, please! > >As noted above - the glassblowers are still perfecting the best techniques! > >DW.
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