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Re: XHTML Invalidity / WML2 / New XHTML 1.1 Attribute

From: Sean B. Palmer <sean@mysterylights.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2000 17:54:05 -0000
Message-ID: <003f01c06464$9c3685e0$d0dc93c3@z5n9x1>
To: <www-html@w3.org>, "William Loughborough" <love26@gorge.net>
Cc: <www-talk@w3.org>
> The only problem I have with it is that it should be accessible to
> "people" and not *just* to the "subsetof" called "programmers".

You can't seriously want me to belive that programmers are people too :-)

Some of the trouble with RDF and Schemas is their complexity, but also the
fact that they are unlimited in their uses. Whereas XHTML is very simple in
it's aim, and powerful in its results, RDF is *too* powerful for people
(most people, not programmers) to get to grips with. That's why I dream of
creating hybrid systems like ADotSW http://www.mysterylights.com/sbp/adotsw/
I think that the RDF syntax would need canonizing before it were to be used
by the huddled masses, as many can't even cope with HTML, but they don't
need to use it: what we *do* require/demand are tools for the Semantic Web,
that can automatically browse/render/edit this kind of stuff: so we wont
have to see all of the coding. We need a Mosaic for the SW.

Kindest Regards,
Sean B. Palmer
http://infomesh.net/swdemo/#demo
http://www.mysterylights.com/sbp/
http://www.w3.org/WAI/ [ERT/GL/PF]
"Perhaps, but let's not get bogged down in semantics."
   - Homer J. Simpson, BABF07.
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