RDF has after a decade seen limited deployment, developers and publishers peferring instead to incrementally patch syntax. Atom has XML extensions and rel attributes. HTML has RDFa and microformats. A few years ago RDF tended to be heavily criticised by syntax proponents. […] I hope a year or two out, people will be less dismissive and at least willing to learn from RDF as the nuisance factor of formats and media type limit increases.
Based on my extremely limited understanding of RDF, I tend to agree. I believe some good examples of the same (ideally RESTful) scenario built using a homegrown XML format vs. RDF could help tremendously. Any pointers?