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N3 and N-Triples (was: RDF in HTML: Approaches)

From: Aaron Swartz <me@aaronsw.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Jun 2002 11:42:58 -0500
Cc: "Sean B. Palmer" <sean@mysterylights.com>, www-rdf-interest@w3.org
To: Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
Message-Id: <F618B71E-7710-11D6-A26C-0003936780B2@aaronsw.com>

On Monday, June 3, 2002, at 01:41  AM, Patrick Stickler wrote:
> I would, thus, not like to see any N3 or NTriples used as primary
> representations for RDF that are interchanged by real systems.
> N3 and NTriples are not standard encodings for interchange. RDF/XML
> is. And that's what folks should be using in a global context.

Ugh, what FUD. N-Triples is the only decent standardized interchange 
format for RDF. RDF/XML is both difficult for machines to parse and for 
humans to write. N-Triples at least gets one side of the equation right 
(N3 gets the other).

Perhaps we will be more "interoperable" if we stick with RDF/XML, but I 
think that's rather meaningless since it will only be adopted by the 
tiny community we already have. If we want more people to adopt RDF 
we're going to have accept that the old syntax is flawed and move on.

Aaron Swartz [http://www.aaronsw.com]
Received on Monday, 3 June 2002 12:43:53 UTC

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