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Re: Why RDF was a good choice

From: Carl Binding <cbd@zurich.ibm.com>
Date: Sat, 8 Jun 2002 13:02:02 +0200
To: "Sam Lerouge" <sam.lerouge@rug.ac.be>
Cc: www-mobile@w3.org, www-mobile-request@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF1ACEBB05.9EDC941B-ONC1256BD2.003C3B64@LocalDomain>


Sam,
could you clarify on your opinion regd. RDF providing "semantic advantages"
when compared to, for example, XSD? In which way does RDF express semantic
of the data it describes? I have the
impression that said semantic is only per implication by using appropriate
names, for example.

Your comment on the bad usage of RDF is not quite to the point: RDF allows
various syntactic representations to denote the same information. This
makes parsing of RDF information unnecessarily
cumbersome and slow.

Regards,
Carl
Received on Saturday, 8 June 2002 07:03:59 GMT

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