Good enough. I took it to be a set of easy to do items that would make interoperability possible. I note the restrictions (eg, don't use container elements) and they don't seem that bad. Items like not using mixed content or container elements are *usually* decent advice in most schema designs. I remember a thread on this list in which someone said it was easy to make an XML document "RDF friendly" and I asked how. John replied with a concise answer and no one seemed to object. As a result, I took that topic back to the HumanML group and we agreed that given the nature of the kinds of data our language user would collect, this was a good idea. Manos agreed to take on this task when the HumanML schema reached a further stage of completion. I didn't view this as "supplication". I am a Democrat. Supplications are not in my repetoire. Transforms are harder to master. Even if it is more powerful, it ain't that friendly. ;-) As to the backlash, that sort of thing was mild compared to standards wars I've witnessed. Standards making is always political. One gets used to it even if never learning to like it. That is why the one piece of advice they gave that would seem to be uncontroversial (use namespaces to get pieces of other ontologies) actually can be very controversial. It depends on the business, the locale, and the state of standardization and specification. Ambitions... len From: Dare Obasanjo [mailto:dareo@m...] Mike has already expressed some of the thoughts that led to my original comment. Looking at the article, it seems the intention is to state that making an application RDF-friendly involves overly restricting ones markup and supplication to RDF. If I had written such an article, I'd probably have leaned more towards showing people how to design their XML documents so it is easy to transform them to RDF using XSLT or some similar mechanism. At least that's what I learned from the backlash against RSS 1.0.
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