[Chandler-dev] Re: sharing format / dump and reload question

Morgen Sagen morgen at osafoundation.org
Fri Jul 7 09:55:11 PDT 2006


On Jul 6, 2006, at 2:47 PM, Phillip J. Eby wrote:
> The key here is that the information model is representation- 
> independent.  Whether we use binary, XML, YAML, or even Python  
> pickles to physically express the information model, there is still  
> a schema that defines the scope of what you can "say" in that  
> model.  Is this making any more sense?

I think so.  For example, RDF* is an information model (more  
specifically a graph data model) which can be represented in various  
ways, be it RDF-XML or N-triples syntax.

* http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-primer/


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