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Re: Explaining why we use RDF instead of just XML

From: Trent Shipley <tcshipley@earthlink.net>
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2003 04:53:31 -0700
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Cc: public-esw@w3.org
Message-Id: <200306250453.31271.tcshipley@earthlink.net>

It makes sense as far as it goes.  

Unfortunately, this makes RDF sound like a complex and expensive way to define 
a simple namespace.  How is an RDF application different from an 
XML-Namespace?


On Wednesday 2003-06-25 02:48, Dan Brickley wrote:
> RDF IG, (copying SWAD-Europe list)

[Why use RDF applications?]
> [[

* * * 

>
> So, for any particular application, you could do it in standalone XML. RDF
> is designed for areas where there is a likely pay-off from overlaps and
> data merging, ie. the messy world we live in where things aren't so easily
> parceled up into discrete jobs.
>
> Does this make any sense?
> ]]
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