Resource Directory Description Language (RDDL)
Date: Wed, 03 Jan 2001 06:54:47 -0500 From: Jonathan Borden <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Resource Directory Description Language (RDDL)
Tim Bray and I have integrated our proposals for a Resource Directory Description Language (RDDL): http://www.openhealth.org/RDDL/.
A Resource Directory provides a text description of some class of resources and of other resources related to that class. It also contains a directory of links to these related resources. An example of a class of resources is that defined by an XML Namespace. Examples of such related resources include schemas, stylesheets, and executable code. A Resource Directory Description is designed to be suitable for service as the body of a resource returned by deferencing a URI serving as an XML Namespace name.
The Resource Directory Description Language is an extension of XHTML Basic 1.0 with a new element named resource. This element serves as an XLink to the referenced resource.
RDDL is an XML-DEV project.
A change from prior drafts is the introduction of a RDDL document describing a list well known URIs to be used as xlink:arcrole=s for common resource types such as CSS, XSD, RDFS.
The Open Healthcare Group