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RE: Provenance (was HTTP mechanics +1, IR semantics -1)

From: Booth, David (HP Software - Boston) <dbooth@hp.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2008 16:31:30 +0000
To: "Williams, Stuart (HP Labs, Bristol)" <skw@hp.com>, Harry Halpin <hhalpin@ibiblio.org>, Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
CC: "public-awwsw@w3.org" <public-awwsw@w3.org>, Rees Jonathan <jar@creativecommons.org>
Message-ID: <184112FE564ADF4F8F9C3FA01AE50009FCFC1F3E97@G1W0486.americas.hpqcorp.net>

> From: Williams, Stuart (HP Labs, Bristol)
> [ . . . ]
> FWIW: I've alway's had a bit of a problem wrt to RFDa and
> GRDDL wrt to media-types and intentions. Both RDFa and GRDDL
> enable 'triples' to be 'extracted' from
> (webarch:representations of) document (like-things). What is
> *much* less clear is whether its was the intent of the
> orginal author to incant such triples.
> [ . . . ]

FYI, the GRDDL working group explicitly dealt with that question.  From the GRDDL spec:
Faithful Renditions(link)

By specifying a GRDDL transformation, the author of a document states that the transformation will provide a faithful rendition in RDF of information (or some portion of the information) expressed through the XML dialect used in the source document.

Likewise, by specifying a GRDDL namespace transformation or profile transformation, the creator of that namespace or profile states that the transformation will provide a faithful RDF rendition of a class of source documents which relate to that namespace or profile. A namespace document or a profile document also provide a means for their authors to explain in prose the purpose of the transformation or any policy statements.

David Booth, Ph.D.
HP Software
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