[whatwg] Link rot is not dangerous

Leif Halvard Silli lhs at malform.no
Sun May 17 18:40:15 PDT 2009

Geoffrey Sneddon On 09-05-16 21.38:
> On 16 May 2009, at 07:08, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
>> Geoffrey Sneddon Fri May 15 14:27:03 PDT 2009
>>> On 15 May 2009, at 18:25, Shelley Powers wrote:
>>> > One of the very first uses of RDF, in RSS 1.0, for feeds, is 
>>> still  > in existence, still viable. You don't have to take my word, 
>>> check it > out yourselves:
>>> >
>>> > http://purl.org/rss/1.0/
>>> Who actually treats RSS 1.0 as RDF? Every major feed reader just 
>>> uses  a generic XML parser for it (quite frequently a non-namespace 
>>> aware one) and just totally ignores any RDF-ness of it.
>> What does it mean to "treat as RDF"?  [  ... snip ... ]
> I mean using an RDF processor, and treating it as an RDF graph. 
> Everything just creates from an XML stream (or object model) a bunch 
> of items with a certain title, date, and description, and acts on that 
> (and parses it out in a format specific manner, so it creates the same 
> sort of item for, e.g., Atom) — it doesn't actually use an RDF graph 
> for it. If you can find any widely used software that actually treats 
> it as an RDF graph I'd be interested to know.

"OpenLink Data Explorer" [1] treats the W3 stream[2] as RDF.

[1] https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/search?q=openlink
[2] http://www.w3.org/2000/08/w3c-synd/home.rss
leif halvard silli

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