One way to think about this: the Resource Description Framework (RDF)
is a family of XML applications who agree to make a certain tradeoff
for the sake of cross-compatibility. In exchange for accepting a number
of constraints on the way they use XML to write down claims about the world,
they gain the ability to have their data freely mixed with that of other
Dan Brickley posted this message (ulitmately about the semantics of RDF) to the rdf-interest mailing list. As you'd have expected, the result is a very amusing thread...
Posted to xml by Ehud Lamm on 6/29/03; 8:55:34 AM