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comments on RDF draft 8 Oct 1998: no abbreviated syntax

From: Jim Davis <jdavis@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 1998 13:33:12 PDT
Message-Id: <3.0.3.32.19981021133312.00947100@mailback.parc.xerox.com>
To: www-rdf-comments@w3.org
I strongly disagree with having an abbreviated syntax.  This doubles the
work for every application, since it has to process both forms.  What is
the benefit?  Is this intended to make it easier for human being to enter?
To reduce the number of bytes on the wire?  You do say in 2.2.2 that it
allows certain well-structured XML DTDs to be directly interpreted at RDF,
but that's not a good enough reason either.  For any reasonable DTD, it is
easy to transform it to the standard serialized RDF.

I urge you to drop this feature.   Keep RDF simple.
 
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