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Re: The Semantic Debate

From: Alan Dean <alan.dean@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 9 May 2007 12:56:01 +0100
Message-ID: <6fb173f50705090456u7ab80845v1d777c825d5a18dd@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-html@w3.org

On 5/9/07, Bruce Boughton <bruce@bruceboughton.me.uk> wrote:
> Alan Dean wrote:
> Is this not exactly what the RDFa working group is tackling?
>
> http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml-rdfa-primer/
>
> I think that having a generalized means of expressing embedded
> semantic data makes a great deal of sense. Leveraging RDF also makes
> sense. Not inventing the same wheel twice makes the most sense of all.
>
> Should there be an effort to sychronize the efforts between this group
> and the RDFa group to avoid conflict and to ensure common conformance?
>
> Regards,
> Alan Dean
> http://thoughtpad.net/alan-dean
>
>
> Indeed, it does seem to be!  I wasn't trying to reinvent the wheel, only
> illustrate what I was saying.

Bruce,

My apologies if my comments came across in the wrong way.

I didn't mean to imply that you were trying to re-invent the wheel -
it was more a statement of principle that doing so was a bad idea :-)

Regards, Alan

> It's very hard to keep track of all the
> relevant technologies outside the WG that affect HTML5.
>
> So my example would seem to become:
> Why not come along to <a
> href="http://www.themusicpark.co.uk/"
> property="lastfm:event" content="196939">Music Park 2007</a> in Brighton
> this June?
> Or does this need to be enclosed in a tag with an @about attribute?
>
> Bruce
>
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