Re: Negotiate Out The Noise: (Was RE: SV: SV: XML=
On Wed, 2002-01-16 at 18:39, Paul T wrote: > > <snip/> > > > > > This wins with no question, I think. And I think > > > the buzzword should be not RDF, but RDDL > > > ( not the current version, sorry ;-( ). > > > > I agree. I'm curious what you would like to see changed in RDDL, though. > > 1. The process. > > I'm kinda tired of W3C geniuses silently and suddenly > "Leading the Web to its Full Potential...". Huh? RDDL was concocted last year around this time on _this_ mailing list. It's not a W3C activity, and never has been. It's never been submitted as a Note, even. See http://www.rddl.org RDF _is_ a W3C activity, but that's not RDDL. > Too much politics around RDDL. I've barely heard political discussion about RDDL for months, except for a nice burst at XML 2001. What politics are you talking about? > 2. In my oppinion, current RDDL is a scientific > stuff that can not be used to solve a 'real problem' > (see below) > > RDDL makes some step into 'right direction', > but I don't get many of 'design ideas' behind > current RDDL ( yet another declarative > XML-ish 'language' ) > > I guess very few developers have enough > time for it. Is this RDDL or RDF you're talking about? I see RDDL as pretty ordinary documentation with a few pointers to resources, not "scientific stuff". > 4. A real problem is "what should I do when my > software encounteres the 'unknown tag'". It can > be solved on namespaces ( like RDDL does ). > However, in my oppinion, it is better to be > solved with a single and trivial attribute > rddl-hook="URI" or something. I don't think anyone would argue if you wanted to do rddl-hook in your own code, but RDDL did emerge from the endless discussions of "what goes at the end of a namespace URI" - and ended those discussions pretty nicely. (One bizarre outburst on www-talk@w... being the only exception I've seen.) > Just place some human-readable documentation > at the end of namespace URL and that > would work. ;-) RDDL lets you do that. Links to resources are totally optional. -- Simon St.Laurent Ring around the content, a pocket full of brackets Errors, errors, all fall down! http://simonstl.com
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