Resource Description Format and XML-Data

Tom Slee tslee at
Wed Jan 28 19:10:54 GMT 1998

I am confused about the intent and overlap of the XML-Data and RDF
initiatives. It seems to me that these tackle very similar problems (that
is, using XML to deliver structured data rather than to deliver documents),
in an similar manner, but that they are independent initiatives and
contradict each other.

Could somebody please clarify the role these two initiative play? Are they
complementary or are they competing initiatives?

Tom Slee
tslee at

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