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I guess it’s a stupid questions…

From: Petko Petkov <ppetkov@linuxmail.org>
Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2004 02:42:32 +0800
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Message-Id: <20041112184232.4DE6F416118@ws5-2.us4.outblaze.com>

I guess it’s a stupid question, but I still do not understand why RDF is better than just XML. I understand that XML is just an approach of describe other markup languages and I believe that RDFS goes on the top of XML. That’s great, but, we are making our lives harder again and again. Simple XML tags are much powerful than RDF statements and the triplets can be represented in much simpler way using namespaces. 

I have read somewhere that XML and XML Schemas are not good because XSD implies specific rules on the document structure. I find this explanation rather stupid than complete. XSD have the capabilities to include into a particular element different elements that may come from different namespace for example. 

I examined Firefox structure to see real RDF examples. Although, Firefox is just the best browser in the world, RDFS can be replaced by XML.

Can somebody explain to me?

Thanks

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