Some Questions

David Megginson david at
Thu Dec 2 00:52:27 GMT 1999

"Jeffrey E. Sussna" <jes at> writes:

> I think the important thing to remember about RDF is that it is not XML. It
> is fundamentally an abstract model for expressing metadata. It happens to be
> representable using XML, but it is different from XML. Unfortunately, this
> distinction is part of what makes the spec hard to read, but it's important.

That's a good point, and it's important to remember that it applies to
almost *everything* that can be represented in XML.  Even traditional
document types like HTML or DocBook really have their own model (hence
the HTML DOM).

All the best,


David Megginson                 david at

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