Re: XML as salvage yard (was RE: James Clark: XML versusthe We
On Sat, Dec 4, 2010 at 11:25 AM, Kurt Cagle <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > I'd argue the same issues are > occurring in the Semantic Web world, where XML/RDF has been increasingly > relegated to an unwieldy alternative format. > In a way its a lot like the unification of forces in physics - you can't realize > that electricity and magnetism are manifestations of the same force until > you have several years of empirical data and a large enough base, you > can't realize that electro-magnetism and the weak force are themselves > unified at higher levels and that the weak force and the strong force are > simply different symmetry breakings of a unified model. Kurt, gotta say, it's pretty rare to see an analogy that is chosen from a field even more complex than the area you are trying to elucidate.... -- Peter Hunsberger
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