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Re: When?

From: Colm Kennedy <colmk@eircom.net>
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2000 01:51:18 +0100
Message-ID: <001301c03966$b4b54580$c38791c2@u6i7k2>
To: <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
I agree with your sentiment but am at a loss to decipher what tools you
require, which is probably my fault.  RDF is attempting to address very deep
issues, which go a long way beyond "finding stuff on the internet".  My
curiosity is piqued by your phrase ""academic quicksand"" ; would you care
to elaborate.  I would doubt there are trillions of bytes on the Web, but
people tell me it double every so often.

So I agree there is a gap between users and developers.

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Is there a time line for severing the Gordian Knot that seems to be keeping
widespread implementation of RDF from the armamentaria (that's old-geek for
"toolbox") of Web authors.

When I was in Bristol (sorry to miss Danbrick) I found that just about
everybody felt that this project is enmired in some sort of "academic
quicksand".

As I just got "XHTML strict" logo entitlement it seemed to me that the old
metadata methods should be made obsolete by some template that would have
enabled me to provide rudimentary "who, when, what", etc. data about my
data - preferably in some RDF-centric fashion. Is this whole thing a plan,
a dream, a fantasy, a nightmare?

When can somebody who doesn't speak C++, Xwhatever, or some arcane xxML
expect to have indexing tools? How many more trillions of bytes will go
unindexed before somebody rules the syntax/schema/parser world is adequate?

Tim Berners-Lee - are you there? Help!!!
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