Some questions

Tim Bray tbray at
Wed Dec 1 23:45:29 GMT 1999

At 06:22 PM 12/1/99 -0500, Joe Lapp wrote:
>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.

Because the same data structures and usage patterns keep coming back across
wide ranges of metadata applications, even though the world isn't about
to agree on common vocabularies.  So there are huge gains to be had from
a common data model and transfer syntax. -Tim

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