[rdfweb-dev] FOAFnet and the future of FOAF in commercial systems
julian_bond at voidstar.com
Fri May 7 18:29:34 UTC 2004
Marc Canter <marc at broadbandmechanics.com> wrote:
>What Julian said...........
>As much as we want to the world to be like us - most of the time -
>they're gonna be like the them and wonder why we can't work in their
>THIS is one of the reasons why the semantic web is scoffed at. We come
>off looking fairly dogmatic and rigid. If we can't adapt to the
>existing world - how are we ever gonna transition forward?
Yeah, I'm being cranky, sorry. ;-) I've just come off implementing vCard
and iCal export in Ecademy. Yet again, there's a standard that's well
written that everyone sort of follows to varying degrees. You have to
resort to reverse engineering what they *export* in order to work out
what they might be able to *import*. And while Mozilla Calendar is
accurate but incomplete, Outlook is weird and the Mac is strange.
Just the programmer's rich tapestry. ;^)
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