[whatwg] Graceful Degradation and Mime Types[was: trailing slash]

Martin Atkins mart at degeneration.co.uk
Tue Dec 5 11:08:18 PST 2006

Mike Schinkel wrote:
> All really sucessful text formats have been easy to edit (why did
> RSS take off while RDF is still struggling to get off the ground?)

I don't necessarily disagree with your sentiment, but it could be argued 
that RSS has done well while RDF has floundered largely because RSS 
solves a real-world problem (how to get news/weblog content into 
aggregators) while RDF solves a purely theoretical problem that less 
people have a pressing need to solve (A generic representation of 
relationships between resources).

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