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   Re: [xml-dev] many-to-many

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Simon St.Laurent scripsit:

> You appear to be claiming that RDF is all about adjectives while REST is
> about nouns and verbs, and I'm left wondering who had the brilliant idea
> of making all adjectives out of nouns.

Our Indo-European ancestors (or antecessors), those of us who have them,
anyhow.  Adjectives are just a variant of nouns.  In Chinese, OTOH, they are
a variant of verbs.

> I can't say that I'm  sold on
> the notion of using URIs as adjectives in any event.  For my own work,
> other identifiers (mostly defined in MIME) seem more appropriate, not to
> mention more concise and more human-readable.

There is a very nice mapping from media types to URIs: prepend
"http://www.iana.org/assignments/media-types/"; to the media type.
One can do similar things for language tags, port numbers, protocol
types, etc.

Henry S. Thompson said, / "Syntactic, structural,               John Cowan
Value constraints we / Express on the fly."     jcowan@reutershealth.com
Simon St. Laurent: "Your / Incomprehensible     http://www.reutershealth.com
Abracadabralike / schemas must die!"            http://www.ccil.org/~cowan


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