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   Re: [xml-dev] Why RDF is hard

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> jonathan@openhealth.org (Jonathan Borden) writes:
> >Sorry, I was refering to RDF itself, as opposed to RDF/XML. the much
> >maligned XML serialization syntax.
> So was I.  The serialization syntax merely makes a bad situation worse.
> >Do you mean RDF/XML as a syntax is difficult, or what goes on after
> >the RDF/XML syntax is transformed into a set of triples being hard? I
> >fully agree that if the problem is that lack of a clearcut
> >relationship between syntax and triples, then by all means change the
> >RDF/XML syntax. Indeed many RDF folks have essentially abandonded
> >RDF/XML itself for N3/N-triples.
> N3 makes a bad situation clear.  That clarity doesn't help those of us
> who don't think in triples and don't have the patience to string triples
> together into structures.
> For those who think in triples, RDF is a delight.  I just wish those
> people would recognize that a lot of people cannot and will not be
> joining them in that delight.

I don't know what gives you this mistaken impression.    Many of us here have 
said "if you don't like RDF, that's cool.  use what tickles you".  So who is 
it that is not doing the recognizing.

I could just as easily say that the anti-RDF crown won't recognize that RDF 
users find value in RDF and thus they will not be joining them in the delight 
of RDF-bashing.

I have never told you, for one of your projects "use RDF".  If another has 
told you to do so, it is probably because they do not know your mind.  Just 
tell them that you don't like RDF, and that should be the end of it.  This 
stuff is hardly of geopolitical moment.

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