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

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From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2014 14:11:46 -0500
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On 1/22/14 1:18 PM, John F Sowa wrote:
> 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.
> I agree -- and so would Tim Bray, the designer of RDF/XML:
>
> http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2003/05/21/RDFNet
>
> 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.
> Tim proposed some changes to RDF, but the W3C did not adopt them.
>
> John    (01)

Yes, but circa. 2014, next to nobody uses RDF/XML. It's very much a 
lower level language used by data transformers in situations where the 
source data is XML, that's it.    (02)

Today, most folks I know use one of the following notations when 
inscribing RDF based statements as part of an RDF document creation 
process :    (03)

1. Turtle -- readable and usable by end-users, architects, designers, 
ontologists, and developers/programmers
2. HTML+Microdata -- usable by HTML developers (a kind of Web Developer 
profile)
3. JSON+LD -- usable by JSON developers (ditto).    (04)

--     (05)

Regards,    (06)

Kingsley Idehen 
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