Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.

Re: UserLand's response

Author:Dave Winer
Posted:6/17/1999; 6:44:10 AM
Topic:Netscape on next rev of RSS
Msg #:7482 (In response to 7480)
Prev/Next:7481 / 7483

From the root message in this thread:

The channel tag surrounds the sub-elements now. (Which means it doesn't make much sense according to the RDF data model, but hey, we're really just using it as XML anyway, and the initial (0.9) version was just a dumbed-down subset of the original RDF-centric spec besides).

This seems to say that the use of RDF was more political than pragmatic, which is what I suspected. Graph theory just isn't going to cut it with most people who do websites. They don't have the requisite training or background. (From a math major who was fascinated by graph theory many years ago.)

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