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RE: Instant RDF

From: <Ora.Lassila@nokia.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 07:56:49 -0500
Message-ID: <B9CFA6CE8FFDD211A1FB0008C7894E46012CED80@bseis01nok>
To: aswartz@swartzfam.com
Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org

Aaron Swartz wrote:
> Of course, the idea would be to write an XSLT add-on for
> each XML format, being careful to generate valid and useful
> RDF, thus preserving the semantics. This, IMO, is much more
> useful than generating an RDF set from any old random XML.

Hmm... OK, that's possible, but leads to an awful lot of XSLT. And I agree
that "any old random XML" shouldn't automatically be RDF either.

Personally I am not opposed to a new RDF syntax (the current looks a bit
like it was "designed by committee" :-). But ultimately the syntax shouldn't
matter all that much since I am sure everyone is hoping that most of RDF
will be both read and *written* by machines (not humans).


	- Ora

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