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Re: N3 and N-Triples (was: RDF in HTML: Approaches)

From: Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Date: Mon, 03 Jun 2002 13:26:18 -0400
To: me@aaronsw.com
Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Message-Id: <20020603132618J.pfps@research.bell-labs.com>

From: Aaron Swartz <me@aaronsw.com>
Subject: N3 and N-Triples (was: RDF in HTML: Approaches)
Date: Mon, 3 Jun 2002 11:42:58 -0500

> On Monday, June 3, 2002, at 01:41  AM, Patrick Stickler wrote:
> > I would, thus, not like to see any N3 or NTriples used as primary
> > representations for RDF that are interchanged by real systems.
> > N3 and NTriples are not standard encodings for interchange. RDF/XML
> > is. And that's what folks should be using in a global context.
> Ugh, what FUD. N-Triples is the only decent standardized interchange 
> format for RDF. RDF/XML is both difficult for machines to parse and for 
> humans to write. N-Triples at least gets one side of the equation right 
> (N3 gets the other).
> Perhaps we will be more "interoperable" if we stick with RDF/XML, but I 
> think that's rather meaningless since it will only be adopted by the 
> tiny community we already have. If we want more people to adopt RDF 
> we're going to have accept that the old syntax is flawed and move on.
> --
> Aaron Swartz [http://www.aaronsw.com]

In other words,

``Let's move even further from the other W3C standards.''

Peter F. Patel-Schneider
Bell Labs Research
Received on Monday, 3 June 2002 13:27:23 UTC

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