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Re: [ontolog-forum] The tools are not the problem

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From: John F Sowa <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2014 13:18:17 -0500
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On 1/22/2014 1:01 PM, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
> The problem with RDF is that RDF/XML messed things up, and
> the W3C didn't address this problem in a timely fashion.    (01)

I agree -- and so would Tim Bray, the designer of RDF/XML:    (02)

http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2003/05/21/RDFNet    (03)

Excerpt:
> Speaking only for myself, I have never actually managed to write
> down a chunk of RDF/XML correctly, even when I had the triples
> laid out quite clearly in my head. Furthermore  once again
> speaking for myself  I find most existing RDF/XML entirely
> unreadable. And I think I understand the theory reasonably well.    (04)

Tim proposed some changes to RDF, but the W3C did not adopt them.    (05)

John    (06)


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