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- From: Didier PH Martin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: Uche Ogbuji <email@example.com>
- Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2000 10:00:50 -0500
I just hope you're not mistaking me for anyone in the W3C. I'm just a
lowly developer as you are.
I know who you are Uche, I am not a newbe to the XML-Dev world you know ;-)
My comment was more a comment or a statement that we poor XML developers
depends on the gods (W3C) since they write the recommendation and the XML
developers follow the rule to respect these recommendations.
I agree that some aspects of RDF's heavy reliance on namespaces can be a
weakness. But I want to point out that although the solution does impair
readability, I think it's still a valid solution.
Besides, if you don't mind one level of additional processing, it's quite
easy to embed the rules about the non-differentiated properties into an
In fact, the product I work on, 4Suite Server, provides a mechanism for
establishing RDF metadata from arbitrary XML using rules encoded with
Interesting Uche, let us know when you'll have completed this new tool. I
take a look at it with a lot of interests.
Didier PH Martin
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