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

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Perhaps an analogy would explain the value-add.

I've always considered HTTP and URIs as basically a means for making
the Internet look like a relational database, with XML as a database
export format, and RDF as a standardized schema where all tables (with
URIs for names) have three columns labeled "subject", "predicate", and

So the value add of RDF/XML over vanilla XML is the same as the value
add of having a standardized database schema over the alternative of
not having one.

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


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