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Would an Atom-RDF mapping be useful?

From: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Jan 2005 21:04:34 +0100
Message-ID: <1f2ed5cd05010712042e620623@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org

In two recent posts to the atom-syntax list the same basic points have
been made:

"Extensibility via a mapping to RDF seems to me to add a lot of
complexity (most people have never bothered to learn graph theory)
without any real benefit." [1], "I have not seen any evidence that
these RDF incantations have any relation to the needs of
implementors." [21]

Now I and others believe that the cost side of this can be kept very
low (actually zero, unless you're writing an extension, in which case
you'll have rules to follow). What's harder to quantify is the benefit
to implementors of applications that might use syndication formats
like RSS or Atom. So I thought I'd go ask where people might actually
be enjoying similar benefits...

So, quick questions:

1. Are you an "implementor"?
2. Would a mapping of Atom to RDF be of benefit to you?
3. It what way(s)?


[1] http://www.imc.org/atom-syntax/mail-archive/msg11922.html
[2] http://www.imc.org/atom-syntax/mail-archive/msg11921.html


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