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   Re: [xml-dev] ANN: Article on using RDF to provide extensibility and mod

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iand@internetalchemy.org (Ian Davis) writes:
>XML doesn't need fixing.

That's good to hear.

>Using XML to solve certain classes of
>problems where extensibility of the data model is required does need a
>general solution. 

Unfortunately you've chosen a solution where your choice of data model
imposes costs on those who have other priorities.  I don't believe data
model extensibility is a usefully solvable problem in a general way, so
my interest in paying those costs is considerably lower than your
interests in imposing them.

>I'm sure you could represent the RDF data model in
>ASN.1 but I haven't tried it.

ASN.1 folks seem generally more willing to pay a price for convenient
_program_ access to information.

>Funny. Mixed content on really makes sense in the XML/SGML domain.
>What does it mean to have mixed content in a CSV file?

It doesn't make sense, which is one key criteria for choosing XML over
CSV - or RDF.

Simon St.Laurent
Ring around the content, a pocket full of brackets
Errors, errors, all fall down!
http://simonstl.com -- http://monasticxml.org


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