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RE: Angels

From: <Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 19:47:18 +0300
Message-ID: <2BF0AD29BC31FE46B78877321144043114BF91@trebe003.NOE.Nokia.com>
To: danbri@w3.org, neil_smith@newton.co.uk
Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org

Forgive me for being just a little bit miffed at this "angels on
the heads of pins" comment.

I have brought this issue to the RDF interest group *because* it
is getting in the way of using RDF for several *real* world applications,
including one that encompasses a far broader scope and far greater volume 
of content than many if not most RDF applications to date.

It is a ligitimate concern about a real problem that has come to
light during actual implementation.

Trust me, I have scarce little time to waste on academic
exercises; however interesting they might be.

Nevertheless, I apologize if I have not followed the correct procedure 
for bringing such issues to the attention of the proper parties, and
I will do as you recommend and forward them to www-rdf-comments@w3.org.


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> -----Original Message-----
> From: ext Dan Brickley [mailto:danbri@w3.org]
> Sent: 16 August, 2001 18:44
> To: Neil Smith
> Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Angels
> On Thu, 16 Aug 2001, Neil Smith wrote:
> > Reading some of the more esoteric threads on RDF brings to 
> mind the medieval
> > disputations about how many Angels could stand on the head of a pin.
> >
> > Can we not get the product established in real world 
> applications, and then tidy
> > it up later?
> The nice thing now is that we have a W3C working group, RDF 
> Core, looking
> at the angels and pins situation.
> While the bugs in the spec do need fixing, and soon, you're right to
> suggest that the RDF Interest Group lists could be used for more
> interesting topics, like applications.
> Folk with a concern for details of the specs should take care 
> to writeup
> their concerns, with explicit test cases wherever possible, and send a
> message to W3C's RDF spec feedback list, www-rdf-comments@w3.org
> Do take a look at the RDF Core WG pages too,
> http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/RDFCore for links to the issue 
> list, test cases,
> recent decisions of the WG etc.
> cheers,
> Dan
Received on Thursday, 16 August 2001 12:47:54 UTC

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