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Re: [ontolog-forum] RDF vs. EAR

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From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 06 Dec 2011 12:30:50 -0500
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On 12/5/11 11:15 PM, Duane Nickull wrote:
> On 11-12-05 5:45 PM, "Kingsley Idehen"<kidehen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>  wrote:
>> Yes, but for bootstrap at InterWeb scale, it hasn't worked. Today's
>> developer aren't ready to absorb the cost of parser development
>> especially in the Open Source era where purchasing commercial quality
>> grade libraries isn't the preferred options. People really like the
>> "Free" part of the "Freedom" aspect of Open Source. Basically, they want
>> the "Free Beer" and that's where XML parser problems start.
> DN: I have to disagree with this.  I've worked in the commercial software
> industry since XML was a recommendation in 1998 and have worked on
> numerous solutions around B2B.   The most widely used XML parsers are
> FOSS.  Xerces, JDOM et al for Java are driving most large businesses XML
> parsing requirements. Almost every language has good XML capabilities.    (01)

Correct!    (02)

I should have said: RDF/XML parsers. That's the nightmare.    (03)

> The main cost of XML interchange is mapping the instance data to the
> business services based on its' semantics.    (04)

As per my statement above, I should have been clearer, the context of my 
XML comments was really RDF/XML.    (05)

We have built our own XML parsers and also evaluated those of others. 
When used appropriately XML is very useful.    (06)

Links:    (07)

1. http://www.ohloh.net/p/4186/analyses/latest -- one of our FOSS 
projects, note the XML percentile re. source code (circa. 1998 we 
developed DBMS hosted XML and XSLT parsers prior to eventual open source 
release) .
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Regards,    (010)

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