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Re: Atom and RDF

From: Richard Newman <r.newman@reading.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2004 19:27:48 +0100
Message-Id: <416788BD-1BB3-11D9-8D07-000A95D338FC@reading.ac.uk>
To: RDF interest group <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Or, for that matter, Greenspun's Tenth Rule of Programming: "Any 
sufficiently complicated C or Fortran program contains an ad-hoc, 
informally-specified, bug-ridden, slow implementation of half of Common 

This is what I fear for Atom --- I recall it starting out trying to 
unify syndication, but it seems to be heading towards doing (a) RDF 
(fully extensible vocabulary) and (b) everything to do with content 


On Oct 11, 2004, at 16:28, Jon Hanna wrote:

> Any sufficiently ambitious attempt to describe resources in XML 
> eventually
> becomes a buggy version of RDF/XML with poor handling of edge-cases.
> (It's the dark side of the principle of independent invention.)
> Regards,
> Jon Hanna
> <http://www.selkieweb.com/>

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