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Re: Some heresies (was Re: Comments on "SPARQL 1.1 Uniform HTTP Protocol for Managing RDF Graphs")

From: Sean B. Palmer <sean@miscoranda.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2011 12:09:44 +0000
Message-ID: <AANLkTimYX+JBSc-eq_koP-W=Sd3j4S+LvSuikELU2JZN@mail.gmail.com>
To: semantic-web@w3.org
Policy matters more than format anyway. The most important thing is
being able to get the data in the first place.

Consider the W3C's TR data:

http://www.w3.org/2002/01/tr-automation/

This data is broken in various ways, but you can patch it up with a
modicum of intelligence. Fixing the integrity of the data would be the
most helpful thing to implementors, followed closely by using a less
impracticable format.

On the whole URI debate which has stretched back at least to Topic
Maps, obviously it was a mistake not to have tools like Sailor,
Tabulator, and Arcs before the specifications. Those kind of tools
should have been criteria for getting out of CR.

-- 
Sean B. Palmer, http://inamidst.com/sbp/
Received on Wednesday, 23 March 2011 12:10:18 UTC

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