[rdfweb-dev] Relationship Schema Updated
michael at bauser.com
Sat Mar 13 06:09:06 UTC 2004
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Ian Davis wrote:
> * Many new properties to cover professional, personal and genealogical
The way you're describing kinship relationships is going to be a
complete fucking disaster BECAUSE IT ONLY WORKS FOR PEOPLE WHO THINK
It's a World Wide Web, for God's sake. If you create a data format that
only works for one cultural tradition, you've missed the point entirely.
Data formats are no place for petty cultural bigotry.
I don't have time for the whole explanation of how ethnocentric the
proposed categories are, so I'm just going to point to what I wrote
about XFN a few months ago. It's long and imperfect, because I was in a
really bad mood when I wrote it (I'm in a really bad mood, now, come to
think of it), but it gets the main point across:
It'll go quicker if you just skip to the tenth paragraph -- It begins
"The third and final reason".
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