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   Re: [xml-dev] Meta-somethingorother (was the semantic webmega-permathrea

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At 11:17 AM +0100 6/10/04, Bill de hÓra wrote:

>You really don't understand what this thread is about, do you?

Actually, Bill I'm afraid it's you who is 
confused. Apologies if I confused you. I did 
wonder how in one sentence you'd say I was 
totally wrong and in the next sentence you'd say 
you agreed with me.

The question at hand is when one is publishing 
data should it be published in XML+Namespaces or 
in RDF.  You're allowed to use any reasonably 
priced tools on top of this you care to. The 
availability of high quality, free parsers is a 
big reason XML is superior to custom binary 
formats, for example. Are there high quality RDF 
tools that enable one to do things with RDF data 
that can't be as easily done with the high 
quality XML tools operating on the XML data? If 
so, that's useful information. For me, it's still 
an open question.

   Elliotte Rusty Harold
   Effective XML (Addison-Wesley, 2003)


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