Some questions

David Megginson david at
Thu Dec 2 00:38:37 GMT 1999

Joe Lapp <jlapp at> writes:

> RDF may be simple at heart, but is it reasonable to ask the average
> user to figure it out, to expect that the average user of metadata
> will even be able to grok the abstractions?  I may be reiterating
> your earlier sentiment, but I worry that the abstractions are as
> much an impediment as the spec and the syntax.

I don't think so -- the average user never even caught on to the HTML
<meta> element.  Personally, I'm much more interested in RDF for B2B
data exchange than I am in convincing Jane User to stick RDF in her
Web pages.  Besides, B2B is where the money and excitement is right

All the best,


David Megginson                 david at

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