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RDF is dead

Peter provides an interesting perspective:

RDF is dead as a popular metadata format. If it was gonna happen, it would have already. Forget about it.

Peter goes on to say (in the comments attached to the entry) that RDF’s biggest obstacle is the fact that it requires write-access—only the content owner can add meta data. External meta data implementations such as XTM and XFML are inherently more flexible.

This is RDF is dead by Simon Willison, posted on 31st August 2002.

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