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From: Bijan Parsia <bparsia@cs.man.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2008 08:49:40 +0100
Message-Id: <6A586F8A-6E74-4971-900E-5D0E3056BF3B@cs.man.ac.uk>
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>
To: public-grddl-comments@w3.org

On Aug 26, 2008, at 5:02 AM, Booth, David (HP Software - Boston) wrote:

>> From: Bijan Parsia
>> [ . . . ]
>> Encouraging people to dereference (or to
>> write software that dereferences) things like namespaces has turned
>> out not to be such a great idea and, arguably, isn't necessary or
>> helpful.
> I completely disagree.

Oi! Are you and Danny completely not paying attention? I didn't reply  
to set up a debate but to correct a misimpression, to wit, that the  
"RDF community" has consensus on the GRDDL design. So, all this other  
stuff is just *irrelevant*.

>   Dereferencing things like namespaces may not be useful or helpful  
> to *you*, but that does not mean it is not useful or helpful to  
> others.

Esp. when it is of this low quality. I didn't say it was not useful  
or helpful to *ME*, I said it was not, on balance, useful and helpful  
to encourage people to do this, esp. systematically. Lack of utility  
to me, or utility to *SOMEONE*, doesn't even start to refute this  
point of view.

I suspect we should stop CCing Ian (or just stop).

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