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more questions about rdf, opinion on repeated properties

From: Anand C. Patel <acpatel@usa.net>
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 1998 15:09:01 GMT
To: www-rdf-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <35cb8bdb.180763023@mail.microthought.net>
First, a comment on repeated properties.  NO!  Repeated properties is
the same kind of compromise as leaving goto and line numbers in C.
Letting people keep their bad habits is never the right answer.

Now another question about RDF.  RDF allows one to create relational
data models via the schema mechanism, and lets one make instantiations
of those models via the RDF syntax, correct?

Why would you use this extremely powerful tool only for metadata, and
not data in general?  It seems better than any of the other data in
XML specs out there, and seems rather general purpose.

Anand C. Patel
LCS, MGH, Boston MA, USA
Received on Thursday, 30 July 1998 11:03:54 UTC

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