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Re: Normative vs Informative

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2011 14:43:02 -0500
Message-ID: <4ED3E446.3070406@openlinksw.com>
To: public-xg-webid@w3.org
On 11/28/11 2:31 PM, Henry Story wrote:
> Please, let's stop this type of empty talk, and start building cool apps.

How do a lot of people build cool apps of specificity hits them at the 
front door? Said issue arises because a simple concept is obscured by 
syntax preferences that appear as syntax specificity?

If an app can make a directed graph and traverse its tapestry en route 
to verifying existence of a "mirrored claim" but does so without any 
interest in RDF, right now you'll reject it as heretic.

If you really want people to build apps, the be clear about what profile 
we mean here. WebID is an example of what you can do with a Web with 
semantically enhanced tapestry. None of that really means RDF solely. 
This is the hurdle you are really refusing to cross. RDF is but an 
option. The Web is much more than RDF and its the Web and its underlying 
architecture that make things like InterWeb scale Linked Data possible.

RDF always introduces unnecessary complexity and distraction.



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