How to define stories. How to define news.
Tue, 4 Sep 2001 08:59:20 -0400
RDF = Resource Description Framework. It's a WorldWide Web Consortium
(W3C) specification for structured metadata. The spec is here:
http://www.w3.org/RDF/ If you have access to Scientific American,
there's a recent cover story (May or June 2001 issue) about the
"Semantic Web" that essentially describes the WWW as it might be if RDF
were universally adopted.
RDF represents quite a contrast to RSS; where RSS is simple and
straightforward, RDF is quite complex; where RSS has been implemented a
number of times and works well, RDF (as far as I know) has yet to be
Personally, I think RDF as it is today will never be implemented; it's
far too obscure and complex for the benefits it offers. I work with one
of the co-authors of the spec; we argue about this all the time.
On Monday, September 3, 2001, at 10:58 PM, Don Saklad wrote:
> Thank you for further explication Peter Harbeson!
> In re 3. It would be of interest to know what the originator
> of the skull might have had in mind thematically
> and metaphorically with respect to this usage!
> In re 2. What do the letters RDF represent mnemonically?...
> oo__ dWs