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Re: microdata use cases and Getting data out of poorly written Web pages

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 11 May 2009 09:05:28 +0000 (UTC)
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0905110904000.7824@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Mon, 11 May 2009, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> 
> I think a fruitful exercise to apply to this proposal would be to 
> determine wether microdata markup following this proposal could readily 
> be extracted as RDF. RDF already has many concrete syntaxes; I gather 
> that what RDF experts consider important is the underlying data model. 
> Can data marked up as Ian suggests be extracted as RDF triples? It seems 
> to me this is what is most important for those who wish to interoperate 
> with an RDF toolchain.

The proposed spec actually defines how to do this:

   http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#rdf

...and Philip implemented a demo of how this might work that you can test:

   http://philip.html5.org/demos/microdata/demo.html

(Scroll to the bottom to see the RDF output.)

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