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Re: [ontolog-forum] fitness of XML for ontology

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From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 06 Feb 2014 18:59:29 -0500
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On 2/6/14 2:11 PM, John F Sowa wrote:
  1. XML is an excellent notation for formatting and annotating
     documents (online and printed).  It can be useful for other
     purposes.  But edicting it for everything is a bad idea.

No.  I meant that XML-based notations are overly complex for
*everything* outside their "sweet spot" -- point #1 above.


That's why RDF/XML became the biggest distraction and eventual detraction to RDF , in a nutshell. Even as of today, a majority of folks assume that RDF == RDF/XML, and that any conversation about RDF ultimately boils down to issues associated with RDF/XML :-(

[1] http://bit.ly/1fluti1 -- not the *owl:differentFrom* relation I placed in this document

[2] http://bit.ly/1gRpE59 -- ditto here .



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