Daily Pointers is just that, brief pointers to interesting blog articles for that day. Most of "Dave" blog entries are daily pointers, but I am not setup to do that. So I'll bunch these little pointers into a single article updated throughout the day. Let me know if this annoys you.
Tim Bray revisits history of RDF, spells out its problems, and issues a challenge. It's a classic Tim Bray: nice and snappy. Although I don't think his RPV syntax is much better than the RDF syntax, just marginally better, I enjoyed these comments:
- The RDF version [of RSS] is harder to read, harder to write, and doesn't offer enough payback to make this worthwhile.
- I don't know how to fix the no-killer-apps problem, but I'm pretty sure it's not worth trying until we fix the uglified-syntax problem.
The design of upcoming TypePad looks pretty nice.