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Re: RDF isn't so hot

From: Paul Prescod <paul@prescod.net>
Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2002 21:10:18 -0400
Message-ID: <3D585C7A.7F9D692D@prescod.net>
To: Francis McCabe <fgm@fla.fujitsu.com>, www-ws-arch@w3.org

Francis McCabe wrote:
> 
> At the risk of throwing in a wet towel on a flame fest etc. etc. I feel it
> is important to raise a few warnings about RDF.
> 
>  From a number of different points of view, RDF has serious issues:
> 
> 1. Software Engineering
>    RDF is `aggressively' untyped; in some ways it is even worse than XML in
> this regard which at least has DTDs and XML schemas to assist the process.
>   RDF is untypeable (sic) and proud of it. This maximizes the impedance gap
> between RDF and regular programming languages.

Just as XML has XML Schemas, RDF has DAML, with its
daml:DataTypeProperty!

In general, it is surprising to me that you evaluate RDF separate from
its schema languages. 

 * http://www.daml.org/2002/03/tutorial/slide120-0.html
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