Some questions

David Megginson david at
Wed Dec 1 22:40:39 GMT 1999

Walter Underwood <wunder at> writes:

> >I think its potential is huge, dwarfing that of XML.   -Tim
> I disagree on this one. It's rare that metacontent is more
> valuable than content, long-term. I'll bet on the books over
> the card catalog, every time.

That's just the problem with the spec -- if you forget the word/prefix
"meta" completely, RDF is just an XML format for object exchange; it
just happens that one possible application of those objects if
metadata, and the RDF-Syntax spec mixes the two together.

All the best,


David Megginson                 david at

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