Some questions

Joe Lapp jlapp at
Wed Dec 1 23:21:52 GMT 1999

Hi Eve!  Actually, I've brought a similar issue up with RDF group members
on a few occasions.  I've asked for help understanding why I'd choose the
RDF syntax instead of inventing my own XML document type to represent the
desired metadata.

Maybe someone on this list can help me with that.

At 05:59 PM 12/1/99 -0500, Eve L. Maler wrote:
>When people talk about RDF, the "meta" part is what I have trouble with in 
>general.  In what way is markup not metadata?  In what way are element 
>content and attribute values not also metadata (depending on what you do 
>with them)?  It feels weird for one particular data model to claim to have 
>cornered the metadata market.
>         Eve

Joe Lapp                     (Looking for some good people to
Senior Engineer               help create XML technologies that     connect businesses to businesses
jlapp at          over the web.)

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