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Re: RDFa in Government -- Re: [minutes] eGov IG Call, 24 June 2009

From: Rinke Hoekstra <hoekstra@leibnizcenter.org>
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2009 9:32:04 +0200
To: Jose M. Alonso <josema@w3.org>
Cc: John Sheridan <John.Sheridan@nationalarchives.gsi.gov.uk>, George Thomas <george@thomas.name>, eGov IG <public-egov-ig@w3.org>, Michael(tm) Smith <mike@w3.org>
Message-ID: <6ae3a095ae322199b9429572b06236de@mail.leibnizcenter.org>
FWIW, last week the European Parliament has adopted the MetaLex XML syntax for legal sources. It uses RDFa for metadata specification (versions, applicability, references/citations etc.).

It's still a bit 'fresh off the press', but more information will be made available through http://www.metalex.eu 

(MetaLex is a joint effort by the Leibniz Center for Law at the University of Amsterdam, and the University of Bologna).

-Rinke


On Thu, 25 Jun 2009 00:07:57 +0200, "Jose M. Alonso" <josema@w3.org> wrote:
>> ...
>>
>>   George: issues with RDFA and HTML5 causing concern
>>
>>   <Zakim> josema, you wanted to _try_ talk about my OGD TF discussions
>>
>>   John:I want to talk to the "html5 guys"
>>
>>   Jose: Working w/W3C communities
>>   ... we can have mixed membership - collaborate with other groups to
>>   create "design patterns for Open Government Data"
>>   ... each individual task force can have its own mailing list, to
>>   make communication easier
>>   ... agrees w/John about html5 issues
>>   ... govt already has many use cases around RDFa to illustrate the
>>   value
>>
>>   Kevin: html5 issue being talked about, perhaps we can raise these
>>   issues in a larger arena
>>
>>   <josema> I already communicated this to Mike Smith (HTML WG Team
>>   contact), will contact him again
>>
>>   Daniel: We want to standardize...but lots of new exciting things
>>   always happening
>>
>>   Daniel: our group can help everyone "get along"
>>
>>   <john> just checking charter2 wording, checking this type of issue
>>   is in our scope
>>
>>   <josema> ACTION: josema to try get RDFa Gov use cases on TPAC agenda
>>   [recorded in
>>   [15]http://www.w3.org/2009/06/24-egov-minutes.html#action01]
> ...
> 
> Before trying to do this, I'm wondering if some of you are planning to
> attend TPAC (2-6 November, Santa Clara, CA, USA)
> 
> In any case and between now and then...
> 
> As I said, I told Mike Smith briefly about RDFa use in government a
> while ago. I'm copying him here to make him aware of our discussion
> today.
> 
> Mike, John and George raised some concern on the call today (which I
> share) and want to make sure the HTML5 community understands the
> increasingly stronger use case for RDFa in government. What would you
> recommend as a next step?
> 
> -- Jose
> 
> --
> Jose M. Alonso <josema@w3.org>    W3C/CTIC
> eGovernment Lead                  http://www.w3.org/2007/eGov/
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