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Re: on independence of elements, relating versions [XMLVersioning-41]

From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2004 21:01:14 -0800
Message-Id: <488BDF05-7899-11D8-8260-000A95A51C9E@textuality.com>
Cc: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, www-tag@w3.org
To: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com
On Mar 17, 2004, at 4:34 PM, noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com wrote:

> As some of you have probably heard me state too often:  it's exactly 
> this
> tension between two interesting architectures, both of which we are
> promoting to our users at about the same time, that most concerns me 
> about
> the coexistence between XML and RDF.

As I've said, I think that XML makes handy plumbing for serializing RDF 
triples.  I think, however, that the existing RDF/XML syntax 
aggressively obfuscates the underlying graph to the point that it's a 
serious deadweight around RDF's neck.  I've on a number of occasions 
proposed a brutally minimalit XML syntax for RDf with only three 
elements: resource, property, and value.

I agree 100% with Dan that XML's native tree/sequence data structure is 
entirely a red herring for RDF. -Tim

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