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Re: Microdata design philosophies

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2009 17:15:10 -0500
Message-ID: <dd0fbad0910151515t53d15f61hee9a6a955967f811@mail.gmail.com>
To: martin@weborganics.co.uk
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, public-html@w3.org
On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 5:10 PM, Martin McEvoy <martin@weborganics.co.uk> wrote:
> Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>> On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 4:59 PM, Martin McEvoy <martin@weborganics.co.uk>
>> wrote:
>>> No actually it isn't RDFa exist because people want to embed
>>> "specifically"
>>> RDF in X/HTML
>> That's not a use-case.  Nobody runs around thinking, "You know what
>> this page needs?  Some RDF!".
> You are a very funny man, do you need sleep
> RDFa (or *Resource Description Framework - in - attributes*)
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rdfa

Have you ever had a problem that is solved by RDF?

Or have you had problems that can be solved by embedding data in a
page so that scrapers/spiders/scripts/etc. can access it and associate
it with human-visible content, and used RDF as a tool to encode that
data and then RDFa as a tool to embed it?

If the latter, then RDF isn't a requirement, it's just a tool.  It may
be a good tool, but that's beside the point for the moment.  It's not
a *necessary* tool required by the problem.

If the former, then I'm interested in what this problem would look like!

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