[doap-interest] [ANN] doap:store, a collaborative DOAP projects directory

Christopher Schmidt crschmidt at crschmidt.net
Mon Dec 18 13:57:34 UTC 2006

On Mon, Dec 18, 2006 at 01:33:47PM +0000, Uldis Bojars wrote:
> Thomas,
> >giving my URL:
> >http://webcvs.freedesktop.org/gstreamer/gstreamer/gstreamer.doap?view=co
> >does not work.
> >
> >The page says No SIOC/FOAF/DOAP/OWL/RDFs/RDF found.
> OK, I see what is the problem.
> DOAP is based on RDF document format. Please check your document in
> the RDF validator - it is not a valid RDF document.
> http://www.w3.org/RDF/Validator/

The validator is wrong. It's heuristic for checking whether content is
RDF is failing, but the content itself is still valid RDF.

> Try adding:
> <?xml version="1.0"?>
> <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#"
> to the front of the document and </rdf:RDF at the end.

DOAP does not allow this. Adding this to a DOAP document makes it

> RDF has significant benefits over plain XML when it comes to using
> data and integrating different kinds of data from various sources
> (e.g., information about persons and their projects), but you have to
> make sure the DOAP profile is valid RDF/XML.

And the Freedesktop URL above is. See:


Christopher Schmidt
Web Developer

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