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Re: A Rough Guide to Notation3

From: Paul Prescod <paul@prescod.net>
Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2002 13:51:29 -0700
Message-ID: <3D66A051.742909E9@prescod.net>
To: Dave Beckett <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>
CC: www-rdf-interest@w3.org

Dave Beckett wrote:
> It seems you have some issues with XML itself, unrelated to whatever
> format it is used for.

I have no issue with XML. XML trades efficiency and parsing convenience
for human readability. 

This conversation has gotten WAY off of my original statement.

I said that:

IFF RDF is not intended for human consumption, THEN it should not be
built upon XML. Because then the combined RDF/XML language will have
traded efficiency for *nothing*.

> ...
> All of it?  There's lots of punctuation that tends to dominate for
> more complex stuff.  Hence the joking "perl" syntax comment I made
> previously - if you want scribbleability of power in the language,
> you lose some readability.

I don't know what "scribbleability of power" means but I am confident
that expressive power and readability are not usually at odds with one
> ...
> In which case, where does your efficiency claim lie?   Formats
> that people can also read win over your request for binary formats
> for machine efficiency.

I made no such request.
 Paul Prescod
Received on Friday, 23 August 2002 16:54:23 UTC

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