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   Re: [xml-dev] many-to-many

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John Cowan wrote:

> Simon St.Laurent scripsit:
> > I give up at this point.  The SW people are welcome to write whatever
> > they want, and I'll stop pretending that it affects me.  The REST people
> > have taught me a lot about the value of lots of nouns and few verbs, but
> > at this point I find their definitions too constraining.  Can I have
> > some adjectives, please?  I don't just want a pony, I want a red pony. I
> > might even want the red pony.
> Fine, but if you are not careful you will wind up with _The Red Pony_,
> an excellent work of fiction by John Steinbeck.  This has the advantage
> that it will not crap under your Christmas tree.

Bingo! If you understand what John wrote, you understand the _primary_
motivation of the Semantic Web - you don't want something that is merely
labelled _The Red Pony_ rather you want a specific red pony having specific
characteristics (eats hay, has four legs, gentle disposition etc.)



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