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RDF syntax 'improvements'? - was RE: [Fwd: xmlns, uri+name pairs or just uris..? Clarification needed.]

From: Lee Jonas <lee.jonas@cakehouse.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 4 Aug 2000 10:54:36 +0100
Message-ID: <51ED29F31E20D411AAFD00105A4CD7A77042@ZINGIBER>
To: "'www-rdf-interest@w3.org'" <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
I half expected my thoughts to get garbaged, I didn't expect them to go
without comment!  I pitched them in to encourage people to stand back and
think more fundamentally about RDF syntax.

I appologise if I have offended anyone.  I think that the conceptual side of
RDF is great work.  I also share the desire to help the Semantic Web take
off.  But I feel that the syntax is unnecessarily complex, confusing and
goes against certain other XML technologies.

I realise that the ideas I put forward are only preliminary thoughts and
probably won't stand up to close stcrutiny, but are they worth pursuing?

Are they so off the mark that they are not worth discussing?  What are their
pros and cons?

Is it too soon after the RDF recommendation to suggest future
'improvements'?  Should we just try to live with RDF as is?


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