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Re: Normative vs Informative

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2011 18:10:37 -0500
Message-ID: <4ED2C36D.3040007@openlinksw.com>
To: public-xg-webid@w3.org
On 11/27/11 1:37 PM, Peter Williams wrote:
> Webid is 3+ years old, and counting. It will soon be 12 and have just 
> as many users at this rate, to reuse Kingsley's admonition. We have to 
> focus on what it takes to adopt it, NOW, using the tools consumers 
> ACTUALLY have. Otherwise, folks at Microsoft will laugh at me, when I 
> suggest they tune up windows Server for webid, ready for data center 
> level throughputs. They will tell me its on the list (at priority 
> -999). i.e. go away.
+1000 .

Not only will the Microsoft folks tell you that, so will others like 
Google, Yahoo!, Facebook (and OGP's RDFa Lite isn't actually used by 
Facebook, they ask others to do that), Oracle, IBM, and others. So with 
a an RDF/XML or RDFa specific spec in hand, what is our path to escape 
velocity? Telling the whole world they got it wrong and this little 
bunch of "smart people" figured it all out? Imagine if this was the 
route TimBL took en route to WWW bootstrap. If everything else I say is 
utterly incomprehensible, please remember the last sentence about TimBL 
and WWW bootstrap!



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