RDF model vs. Syntax

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Don Box’s Spoutlet:
My love affair with RDF began in 1999 when I had to prepare a a tutorial on XML metadata formats for XTech. My RDF love affair was with the Model of RDF, mind you.

This touches on something I’ve been thinking lately about the anti-RDF arguments by Dave Winer and others in the RSS world. To me RDF is simply the triple based metadata model, however serialised. The arguments with the RDF-XML syntax aren’t really arguments with RDF itself. On the other hand I’ve not yet done anything large scale with the RDF model yet, so we’ll see…