On Tue, 15 Jun 2004 12:20:48 -0400, "Houghton,Andrew"
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> Chastising Microsoft for using triples in like chastising Lotus for
> using triples for the familiar spreadsheet concept.
Getting off-topic (probably my fault), but I'm sure you realize the
(rather subtle, actually) MS-bashing on this sort of issue has nothing
whatsoever to do with them using the idea (indeed, my point was about
their use of the idea as another validation of it). It has to do with
the fact that they regularly take perfectly functional standards and
technologies and create proprietary analogs. Longhorn is a perfect
example of exactly this. It makes good business sense for them to do
this, but I don't have to like it.
I don't understand RDF well-enough to claim it "the answer" to the sort
of problems encountered with authority data, but I do know that some
very smart people in that world believe it is. On that basis, it seems
sensible to get some input from some of them on MADS.