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   Re: SV: A certain difficulty - lack of action!

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  • From: John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
  • To: "xml-dev@xml.org" <xml-dev@xml.org>, www-rdf-interest@w3.org
  • Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2000 11:45:37 -0500

Sergey Melnik wrote:

> It has been widely recognized that the current RDF syntax is buggy and
> confusing.

Well, I for one think the current syntax is great.  It means that almost
any reasonable metadata document, provided it does not involve mixed
content (which makes little sense in metadata anyhow) can be read with
general-purpose RDF tools.

> As a next step I'd like to have a "poorest man" RDF/XML serialization:
> <rdf>
>   <triple subject="[URI]" predicate="[URI]" object="[URI]"/>
>   <triple subject="[URI]" predicate="[URI]">[PCDATA]</triple>
>   ...
> </rdf>

It doesn't cover the whole model, though.  Not to mention being ferociously verbose.

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