[rdfweb-dev] RE: Schemarama revisited

Dan Brickley danbri at w3.org
Tue Aug 12 08:49:05 UTC 2003


* Victor Lindesay <victor at vicsoft.co.uk> [2003-08-12 08:13+0100]
> Roll on Schemarama (or similar) then.
> 
> I appreciate that RDF is still 'young' but these issues have to be
> tackled and solved for real world use.
> 
> Consider these two scenarios. 
> A paramedic calling up medical records on a PDA at an accident scene.
> A fund manager gambling with your pension using real time financial
> feeds.
> If RDF is to be used in these types of scenario (and why not) where data
> is critical, then it must fit into the accepted conventions and
> practices we use in software development, where data and validation are
> like, as it says in the song, a horse and carriage.

You'd trust your life and finances to an application that only did 
DTD-style once-size-fits-all data checking? You're a braver man than I...

Dan



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