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Subject: Re: Efficient XML - request for input

At 12:05 PM 3/9/00 -0800, Stefan Decker wrote:

>> >
>> > Okay, I don't know where I would be without my CDATA :), but there is a
>> > good lesson to learn from SML - keep the markup as clear and simple as
>> > possible.  Every time I see something like XMI or RDF I cringe, because it
>> > is just too complex for what it is being used for.
>Interesting - why is RDF considered to be to complex?
>E.g. a namespace-mechanism ist necessary if multiple vocabularies (or 
>are used. I see now way arround them.

In RDF's case, I just feel that sometimes its usage over complicates 
things.  For instance,

This data does not _really_ need the two namespaces.  The format could much 
simpler and easy to read than it is.

However - some data warrants RDF, just not most that I have seen.

Simplicity is elegant.


Matthew MacKenzie
XML Global Technologies, Inc.

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