You said that there's a missing bit of RDF for XML people.
No argument with that, because there's a missing bit of RDF for real world semantics too. A really huge bit.
This is argued in detail in the "e-Government Presentation" at www.reengineeringllc.com .
An example of how to fill the gap is
Frank Manola's approach can have added semantics too, as in
One way to think about this is that RDF and XML are about "data semantics", and the new stuff is about "application semantics". We really do need both.
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