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At 12:53 PM -0400 6/11/04, Mark Baker wrote:

>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.

I'd call that a value-subtract. If that really is all there is to 
RDF, then RDF is fundamentally, absolutely broken and actively 
harmful. I cannot imagine working with a single database schema for 
all my needs, much less all of everyone else's. If that's really what 
RDF is shooting for, then I have to conclude that RDF is evil and 
should be actively opposed. But just maybe, that's not really what 
RDF's trying to do, and it's not so evil. :-)

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


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