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   Re: [xml-dev] Meta-somethingorother (was the semantic web mega-permathre

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Michael Rys wrote:
> Once you move to the level of extensible property set, why do you need RDF/OWL for that? 
> A relational DB with PIVOT, or --shock-- XML can do that just fine. 


True, I don't need it - there's nothing /neccessary/ about RDF/OWL 
-, but it is handy in the same sense a webserver's log file is 
handy. For the needs I have rolling out databases seems like 
overkill. Maybe it'll come to that.

> Not that I want to get into a "format x is better than format y", 

It could be an XML format, but as you mentioned the main value I'm 
getting is being able to walk the relations not the interchange 
format. One of the main issues with XML is that I honestly don't 
know what the content model for "application level syslog" should 
look like at this time but I do know that having applications write 
out triple relations using global keys is a good thing.



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