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   Re: [xml-dev] XML/RDF

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> 11/4/2002 2:48:17 PM, "Danny Ayers" <danny666@virgilio.it> wrote:
> >I'm sure there are plenty of other examples (like Mozilla and the thousands
> >of RSS 1.0 syndicated feeds...).
> Thanks for the factlets ...
> As for Mozilla (dmoz.org?) and RSS 1.0, to what extent are these simply XML
> formats that just happen to be RDF-friendly, as far as most users
> are concerned?  In other words, what can I do with RSS 1.0 or dmoz.org
> data because it is RDF?  (Please don't say "use any RDF tool to process
> it" :-) I don't have no stinkin' RDF tools around because I can't think of 
> anything useful to do with them!... I'm asking what concrete 
> applications/ontologies/whatever can be brought to bear on these specific 
> data sources)

See.  I knew it.  Danny fell for the trap, and I could have predicted the 
follow on question.

I'm not in a charitable mood, so I'll give my response.

What can I do with XML that I can't do with simple comma-delimited files?  And 
don't tell me "use XML tools to process it.  I may not have any stinking XML 
tools around because I can't think of anything useful to do with them!

As I said, *no* technology can be "justified" to a committed skeptic.  So why 
bother trying?

Uche Ogbuji                                    Fourthought, Inc.
http://uche.ogbuji.net    http://4Suite.org    http://fourthought.com
Python&XML column: 2. Introducing PyXML - http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2002/09/25/p
The Past, Present and Future of Web Services 1 - http://www.webservices.org/ind
The Past, Present and Future of Web Services 2 - 'http://www.webservices.org/in
Serenity through markup - http://adtmag.com/article.asp?id=6807
Tip: Using generators for XML processing - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerwork


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