I understand RDF content and DBs that is not a problem.
The thread is just scarry.
I agree, though what people consider RSS 1.0 or RDF or whatever has produced funkenstein news sources. The RSS folks admit that 0.91 is sideways compatable with RSS 1.0 but these two "simple" tags just make since. In a smaller or descrete scope they can be used to manage local and remote content. In a larger scope they provide direct source credit for the article. It respects the content orginator. I would like to also see a 'seealso' tags for additional source references to the article topic. This would expand the scope of use for the syndicator and source. (consider them footnotes) Problem is can we stop there? Every good idea needs scope and evaluation.
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On 2003-01-06 10:03, bob wrote:
For the single purpose
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That quote could be the problem. The RDF people are at one end of the spectrum that stuff is out there. The more you read the stranger it gets.
But for all the hyperbole it is for their single narrow purpose. Simple syndication suffers from the samething. WHY can't content code, content, or whatever serve a dual purpose? Good code does and is a indication of good programming habits. But what a programmer also understands is scope. Or a rational evaluation of model to a given set of parameters and how far they can extend that model before it goes to hell. I understand the "single purpose" approach from your perspective Bob. It saves you from parsing nonsense from people that have not learned what scope is. But should we dumb it down or just turn up the knowledge. Now where is that volume control?:-) Didn't most Dinosaurs serve a single purpose or function. What happened with them?
BTW my RSS with the extra tags is currantly 2.7kb. This method has curbed the blah blah related to the article. Gives a brief description and gets to the reason you came to my site in the first place. To find the article source. So it also formats style.