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On Thu, Jun 03, 2004 at 05:15:00PM -0400, Michael Champion wrote:
> I don't know about that "inevitable" part -- the triples model is more 
> or less the binary relational data model, which has been around a long 
> time and has not exactly set the world on fire.

I agree, it's not the triples themselves which are key.  I believe that
what's key is a data model which presents information in discrete
"packets" so that I can, for example, add a new packet without impacting
the ability of deployed software to extract other packets.  Triples do
that, but so can other models.  So, in response to Elliotte, this is
why vanilla XML (+Namespaces+URIs) isn't sufficient.

FWIW, I've got a simple example that I like to use to describe the
benefits of RDF/XML over XML;


Mark Baker.   Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.        http://www.markbaker.ca


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