What is standard Internet metadata?

Commenting on Paul Prescod's rules for Extreme Web Services , Sam Ruby writes:

Note also that "RDF is the standard for metadata" is slipped into #5. Smooth, eh? Metadata is a broad term. I also consider XML Schema metadata. [ Sam Ruby ]

And many other things including HTTP headers, parts of URLs, RFC822 headers, HTML doctitles. You can't have it both ways. If the REST folks want to call the SOAP people architecture astronauts who don't appreciate the simple things that made the Web great, then they probably ought to play that RDF pedal a little more softly.


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