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Rapid Application Development with Mozilla™ by Nigel McFarlane

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11.6. Hands On: NoteTaker: Data Models

This “Hands On” session gives you an example of the modeling process required to create a set of RDF facts.

We've experimented extensively with GUI elements of the NoteTaker tool, and with the scripting environment, but now its time to go back to the design phase. We have no clear statement yet what data NoteTaker manipulates. We choose RDF as the final storage format for that data. We need a data model that tells us what RDF facts are needed. Facts are the modeling language we'll use.

In Mozilla, RDF is strongest when it is used inside the platform's own install area, although it can be passed across the Internet as well. It is also strong when the amount of data is small. Those strengths suit us because ...

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