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> 11/4/2002 2:48:17 PM, "Danny Ayers" <email@example.com> 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
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