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20 reasons "rdf sucks"

From: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Nov 2006 19:28:46 +0100
Message-ID: <1f2ed5cd0611181028m22defc72ve3ab29e1578ee61e@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-sweo-ig@w3.org
Cc: "Bill de hOra" <bill@dehora.net>

The other day I challenged Bill deHora to be more specific about some
criticism. Soon after he gave a solid response [1], but in passing
suggested: "typing rdf sucks into a search engine is a good start".
Out of curiosity I tried it, checking the first 20 hits on Google.
Obviously it's not exactly stringent test of popular opinion, but it
was quite interesting (and Bill was right about views on RDF/XML).

In summary, RDF sucks because of -

RDF/XML : 5

Model/logic issues : 2

Various/non-specific : 2

Not relevant/duplicates : 11

URIs/notes below.

Cheers,
Danny.

[1] http://dannyayers.com/2006/11/10/not-really-flames-more#comments
see also : "Where to go from here"
http://www.dehora.net/journal/2006/11/post_2.html


1
http://www.docuverse.com/blog/donpark/2003/07/29/why-rdf-sucks
RDF/XML

2
http://shelter.nu/blog-078.html
model/logic issues

3
http://www.movableblog.com/asides/2003/07/31/723
pointer to 1

4
http://dannyayers.com/2006/11/10/not-really-flames-more
Bill's comment (!)

5
http://www.dehora.net/journal/2003/08/the_road_to_damascus_jon_udell_and_rdf.html
RDF/XML (unavailability of XSLT etc - in a comment at Bill's (!!))

6
http://del.icio.us/dge77/RDF
tags of "pkoi rdf sucks" on http://laurentszyster.be/blog/the-naked-rdf-king/
model issues (mostly)
(also points to Shirky's "Syllogisms" piece:
http://www.shirky.com/writings/semantic_syllogism.html)

7
http://www.ontogon.com/movabletype/archives/2005/09/rdfxml_sucks_x_1.html
RDF/XML

8
http://practicalrdf.info/2002/12/
reporting on someone *not* saying "RDF sucks"

9
[very long URI]
unrelated - Citywire on RDF Media PLC

10
http://simon.incutio.com/archive/2004/06/16/sucks
"The orange XML icon sucks" - mentions popular confusion between RDF & RSS

11
http://www.stylusstudio.com/xmldev/200305/post40070.html
email subject "Re: XML Sucks" - has link to RDF-related post

12
http://www.mail-archive.com/www-archive@w3.org/msg00115.html
"the RDF/XML Syntax Sucks" used as an example of an adjective (!?)

13
http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2003/08/20/dive.html
RDF/XML

14
http://www.kannel.org/irc-sessions/2004-01-23/%23kannel.freenode.log
"UAProf is unworkable and RDF sucks. We should use WURFL." (WURFL?)

15
http://www.imc.org/atom-protocol/mail-archive/msg05681.html
various reasons (some plus points listed too)

16
http://corrente.blogspot.com/2005/07/coatlique-meet-darwin.html
not relevant (couldn't see the string RDF, clicking on Google's cached
version it said : "These terms only appear in links pointing to this
page: rdf")

17
http://www.8bitjoystick.com/index.rdf
not relevant (it's an RSS 1.0 feed, Google decided on the title "rdf")

18
http://www.adambosworth.net/archives/000034.html
RDF/XML

19
http://shelter.nu/shelter.xfml
has link to 2

20
http://www.disobey.com/detergent/2002/sw123/
a Semantic Web tutorial
"These terms only appear in links pointing to this page: sucks"



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