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RDF/XML's legal status (was: application/rdf+xml ...)

From: Aaron Swartz <me@aaronsw.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Mar 2002 19:57:09 -0600
To: Jan Grant <Jan.Grant@bristol.ac.uk>, Graham Klyne <Graham.Klyne@MIMEsweeper.com>
CC: RDF Core <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <B8C28E95.2A856%me@aaronsw.com>
On 2002-03-23 5:17 AM, "Jan Grant" <Jan.Grant@bristol.ac.uk> wrote:

>>>    It is important to note that RDF language is used to transmit
>>>    meaningful information, and thus has the same legal status as
>>>    assertions, in say, English would.
>> I strongly suggest dropping this last paragraph.  If there's anything
>> likely to snarl up approval through IETF/IESG/IANA processes, I think this
>> is it.  And it's not necessary to make this point for registering the
>> content type.
> 
> I'd agree with Graham here; actually, I'd go further. RDF does _not_
> have the same legal status as written English assertions until test
> cases say it does.

Test cases, hm. Anyone wanna volunteer to get sued? ;-)

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