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Semantics Technology

RDF: As simple as A, B, C

When I demonstrated a very simplified RDF/RSS model last week, in the comments attached to the post, Ziv asked the following question: One question of an RDF newbie: Why do we need that (rdf:Description) element? Why can’t we simply put the @rdf:about attribute on the (item)? As I started to answer the question in the comments, I […]

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Specs

RSS Continues

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. Regarding RSS, Dave will be releasing his version of RSS tomorrow. Ben Hammersley has taken on the responsibility to try and get feedback to Dave about the Userland RSS. Good job, Ben, and good on you for taking this on. I’ll even forgive you for eating Marmite for this one. You can view my opinion […]

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Just Shelley

All work and no play

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. I have been a busy little worker lately. I spent all weekend reviewing the hard copy of the Unix Power Tools book — all one thousand pages of it — looking for problems, as well as pulls for the book’s web site. I also made a stab at my first […]

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Semantics Technology

RSS: Proof is in the implementation

Sam Ruby had taken a first shot at RSS 2.0 with an RSS document demonstrating the new, simplified RSS syntax. No evidence of RDF, RSS version, no RDF Seq. Mark expanded on this with what looks to be the same specification, different examples and the use of included HTML (parseLiteral in RDF terms). (Correct me if I misread this […]

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Government People

In Defense of Few Words

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. Michael Barrish wrote: I’ve long believed that we each have a story, often unknown to us, that we try all our lives to prove true. As I see it, this is the key to understanding a lot of otherwise inexplicable behavior. If I’m correct, what would your story be? Note: It […]