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Re: Requirements for a possible "RDF 2.0"

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2010 21:06:13 -0600
Cc: Steve Harris <steve.harris@garlik.com>, Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
Message-Id: <C28640F3-3574-49AD-AA57-18D7C62781D6@ihmc.us>
To: Jeremy Carroll <jeremy@topquadrant.com>
Jeremy, I wonder if the takeup of RDF/XML was simply the result of the  
early availability of Jena? And that if a similarly reliable,  
complete, well-engineered open-source toolkit has been provided at an  
very early stage for a different XML syntax, then that might have been  
the winner?

Pat

On Jan 14, 2010, at 7:24 PM, Jeremy Carroll wrote:

> Steve Harris wrote:
>>
>>> * an RDF/XML profile (as above) designed for maximum compatibility
>>> with XPath/XSLT/XQuery
>>
>> That would be nice. I often thing that RDF/XML is not a terribly  
>> good way to encode RDF in XML.
>
> TriX was meant to address that need. I do not believe its take up  
> has been significant.
> For several years now my view has been that RDF/XML is an obviously  
> flawed system, with no compelling alternative.
>
> Jeremy
>
>
>

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