SUO: Re: W3C approves RDF and OWL
Danny and Philippe,
The W3C defines the URI naming scheme and XML as a prerequisite
for everything they do. Therefore, it is a tautology that
they would be a prerequisite for a WWW ontology language.
However, I agree with Philippe that very good ontology tools
and languages can be developed without using XML or XSLT.
From what has been done so far, I don't see any evidence
for the claim that tools based on XML and XSLT will ever
reach the level of sophistication of the AI tools of the
1970s. Perhaps they might. But I'm not holding my breath.