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Re: a remark on the webid spec

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2011 16:13:52 -0500
Message-ID: <4EE66E90.5030000@openlinksw.com>
To: public-xg-webid@w3.org
On 12/12/11 1:09 PM, Henry Story wrote:
> On 12 Dec 2011, at 18:32, Pierre-Antoine Champin wrote:
>
>> On 12/12/2011 05:45 PM, Henry Story wrote:
>>> On 12 Dec 2011, at 15:24, Pierre-Antoine Champin wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi all,
>>>>
>>>> having a look at the WebID spec, I spotted a few mistakes in the RDF/XML
>>>> example:
>>>>
>>>> * the rdfs namespace is not declared
>>>> * the closing tag for rdfs:label misses the leading '/'
>>>> * the datatypes xsd:hexBinary and xsd:integer should be expanded URIs,
>>>> not CURIEs
>>> very well spotted, Pierre. Thanks a lot. We have updated the spec here
>>>
>>>   https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/WebID/rev/add4f836470d
>>>
>>> WE fixed this in today's meeting
>>>
>>>    http://www.w3.org/2011/12/12-webid-minutes.html
>>>
>>> and we should have a new spec with all the latest changes out today.
>>>
>>> Does one really have to use full URLs for datatypes? That's really a bit lame...
>> well, unless I missed something the RDF/XML recommendation, I'm pretty
>> sure you have to...
>>
>> And I agree, it is a bit lame...
> That would be one point in favour of using Turtle as the other MUST format, (and drop rdf/xml)
> Though we would need quite a few other serious reasons to do something like that.

RDF/XML is a relic that doesn't work at the front door. It has a place, 
but not the front door. We've made more than 70+ transformers 
cartridges/drivers and another 70+ cartridges/drivers. It is only when 
doing that sort of machine oriented work that  XML, XSLT, RDF/XML, and 
GRDDL become useful.

Again, RDF/XML has the horrible problem of obscuring pathways to the 
simplicity and potency of EAV/SPO triples. That's why it should never 
front anything that seeks to engage an attention challenged Human 
audience :-)

Kingsley
>
> Henry
>
>>   pa
>>
>>> Henry
>>>
>>>
>>>> best
>>>>
>>>> pa
>>>>
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>>>
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