Re: blank slate

On Aug 5, 2014 3:52 AM, "Holger Knublauch" <> wrote:
> On 8/5/14, 11:23 AM, Karen Coyle wrote:
>> Holger,
>> Yes, your example is most likely understandable by anyone who does some
coding, without being a "semantic web engineer." Now the question is: who
creates this and how? And do they have to be fully versed in RDF?
> To be honest, I believe the modern reality is that people create those
things using copy and paste from sites such as StackOverflow. And that's
not necessarily bad, and we all do it. As long as the common patterns are
well documented snippets, nobody needs to understand the formal
underpinnings, and the syntax allows them to ignore the attributes that
they don't need. A good example of how to present this is the
documentation, which includes copy-able snippets in various formats.
> And I like the analogy of a gateway "drug", because anyone who cares to
look deeper may have an easier path to understanding the RDF model too.
This is IMHO more useful than pretending that RDF was XML and use RELAX-NG
as the starting point.

Assuming that this is a reference to ShEx, can you explain how it pretends
that RDF is XML?

> But I am writing too much here, it would be good to hear other opinions.
> Holger

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