[OAI-implementers] rdf

Eric Lease Morgan eric_morgan@ncsu.edu
Mon, 30 Apr 2001 20:53:20 -0400

Thomas G. Habing <thabing@uiuc.edu> wrote:

>> It sort of sounds to me that in order to create alternative metadata formats
>> to be used in OAI one must create an XSD -- a schema, and RDF does not
>> cleanly fit into schemas. Correct?
> Yes and not entirely sure yet.  OAI requires an XML Schema be available in
> order to validate (check the correctness) of any alternate metadata formats.
> But, after sending the previous message, I was able to find an XML Schema for
> RDF (http://www.w3.org/2000/07/rdf.xsd), but I haven't had a chance to test it
> yet.  I suspect it will require some tweaking in order to work with the latest
> XML Schema spec (a moving target).  Plus, schemas for any other namespaces
> that you intend to embed in the RDF will also have to be developed.
> Anyway, this is something that we are actively pursuing, and are happy to
> share once we figure out more ourselves.

This looks promising. I will explore it as well. Thank you, and don't
hesitate to pass along anything you happen to learn.

Eric Lease Morgan