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   RE: [xml-dev] RDF and the new releases

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[Shelley Powers]
 >Tim, we need the WG to finish. We have been waiting over a year for them to
 >finish. We need something stable that we can work with.

I worry about this line of thinking and have voiced my concerns
before on this list.

With all due respect, this line of thinking just gets us more
XML Schema, XQuery madness. I.e. fiendishly complex stuff rushed out the
door because everybody needs it yesterday, everybody is tired, the tools will
handle the complexity...

I think this is a really, really dangerous line to take.


 >I'll be honest, I don't care about the human readable/writeable aspects of
 >RDF/XML as much as I do care that there are tools and APIs that manage it
 >all for me.

I'm afraid, I take a diametrically opposite view. Things should be as
complex as necessary but not more complex.

Punting to tools and APIs to salvage mankind from complexity of its
own making is one of the main reason this industry is constantly
battling the alligators rather than clearing out the swamps.




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