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

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> Shelley Powers wrote:
> > If people wanted simple and to more easily view the tuples, there was
> > NTriples all along. You can't get more basic and more simplified than
> > Ntriples. 
> *sigh*
> NTriples is a syntax defined by RDF Core for writing test cases last 
> year. It has not always been around, as you claim. And RDF core does 
> not recommend the use of NTriples over RDF/XML as an interchange.
> Now, why would a working group see fit to define a entirely new 
> syntax for tests cases when it alrady had a syntax?

This isn't very fair.  The reason is that all good syntaxes allow enough 
flexibility to cause fits in test suites.  It is the same reason that good XML 
processing tests canonicalize the result so as not to trip over such things as 
quote character selection and attribute order.

In general, however, I have been enjoying your posts and Tim Bray's as a more 
thoughtful criticism of RDF (which is truly far from an ideal technology) than 
some of the other posts to which I have made uncharitable reply.

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