Some questions

Paul Prescod paul at
Thu Dec 2 16:47:47 GMT 1999

David Megginson wrote:
> 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.

Agreed. The RDF spec also mixes syntax and data model (while claiming
that the latter is independent of the former). I think that the data
model is useful enough on its own (especially in light of the problems
with RDF syntax) to deserve a separate spec.

 Paul Prescod  - ISOGEN Consulting Engineer speaking for himself
"I always wanted to be somebody, but I should have been more
specific." --Lily Tomlin

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