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  • First off, XML isn't the only possible serialization of RDF. Second, and more importantly, I think it's reasonable for CPAN metadata to be stored/provided as YAML... so long as it can be unambigiously mapped to RDF for those applications that need/want it.
    • by ziggy (25) on 2003.10.08 9:21 (#24730) Journal
      Actually, I'd argue with equal conviction that CPAN Metadata should be canonically stored in N3.

      My cat would argue even more strongly that we should design a database schema and shove all the data into {SQLite|MySQL|PostgreSQL}. Even Cats can understand third normal form. ;-)

      The one thing we really need is to agree on the triples and the meaning of the assertions that describe CPAN metadata. Everything else is just syntax. Mapping from one syntax or another (or deeming one syntax "preferred") is an exercise for the reader.