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From: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2008 10:13:43 +0200
Message-ID: <1f2ed5cd0808260113n20f19165pec4246530af15555@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Bijan Parsia" <bparsia@cs.man.ac.uk>
Cc: public-grddl-comments@w3.org, "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>

2008/8/26 Bijan Parsia <bparsia@cs.man.ac.uk>:
> 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*.

Er, scrollback.

>>  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).

As long as Ian is the benevolent dictator of HTML, he should know a
decent sample of opinion.


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