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> On Mon, 18 Nov 2002 08:39:03 -0500, Simon St.Laurent <email@example.com>
> > The W3C (via QNames, URIs uber alles, and now RDDL/RDF) and various
> > people (Liam Quin, for instance) who seem to suggest on a regular basis
> > that adding RDF to the core of XML would improve it.
> This really is the nub of the issue. Anyone wondering why people involved
> in the other
> parts of the W3C (or subject to its whims as part of their day jobs, as is
> often have a knee-jerk, testy, even irrational reaction to various
> aspects of RDF need look no further. Insistence on political correctness
> -- or P18S, it really needs one of these contractions all its own ;-) --
> elicits a
> strongly cynical reaction whereever it is imposed, and the Web is no
"Political correctness" is an extremely content-free term, so let us please
just ditch it now. As I see it used, it means "some idea by someone I
disagree with for some reason they think they're entitled to have". Not
terribly useful in intelligent discourse.
As such, I tend to see the ecent RDF-bashing as PC. You seem to think of RDF
itself as PC. See what I mean? The term is useless. Leave it among the
drags of unimaginative political punditry, where it belongs.
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/py.html
The Past, Present and Future of Web Services 1 - http://www.webservices.org/index.php/article/articleview/663/1/24/
The Past, Present and Future of Web Services 2 - 'http://www.webservices.org/index.php/article/articleview/679/1/24/
Serenity through markup - http://adtmag.com/article.asp?id=6807
Tip: Using generators for XML processing - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-tipgenr.html