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RE: rdf AND rdf-a?

From: Hausenblas, Michael <michael.hausenblas@joanneum.at>
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2008 13:29:25 +0200
Message-ID: <768DACDC356ED04EA1F1130F97D29852017107AB@RZJC2EX.jr1.local>
To: "Michael Smethurst" <Michael.Smethurst@bbc.co.uk>
Cc: <public-lod@w3.org>


Michael,
 
Yes, do use RDFa. At least for medium-sized and medium-granular metadata
I can totally recommend RDFa; at least two LOD dataset already heavily
use it - LCSH [1] and riese [2]. We at riese had a bit of a problem when
a lot of triples are embedded (esp. regarding Ajax) using RDFa.

However, whatever you do, always use proper conneg and serve RDF/XML,
via SPARQL end-point, etc.

You may also want to read our experiences with it in our SFSW08 paper
[3].

Enjoy and please keep us posted!

Cheers,
	Michael


[1] http://lcsh.info/
[2] http://riese.joanneum.at/data/
[3] http://www.semanticscripting.org/SFSW2008/papers/6.pdf

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 Michael Hausenblas, MSc.
 Institute of Information Systems & Information Management
 JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
 
 http://www.joanneum.at/iis/
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	From: public-lod-request@w3.org
[mailto:public-lod-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Michael Smethurst
	Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2008 11:47 AM
	To: public-lod@w3.org
	Subject: rdf AND rdf-a?
	
	

	Morning all
	
	The site I'm working on uses microformats fairly heavily. And
we've encountered all the usual problems: accessibility, lack of
namespacing / scope etc. Anyway for accessibility reasons we've just
updated our standards to prohibit the use of the microformat
abbreviation design pattern (so most interesting microformats). This may
change when we do a little more testing but there's no date for that so
it's looking like microformats are bye-bye
	
	Pretty soon (honest) we'll be putting RDF views of the data live
	
	So my questions are:
	
	- if we have full RDF, should we also be using rdf-a?
	
	- if so what would be the benefits (yahoo search stuff?)?
	
	- and what would be the costs (ham-fisted html hackers wrecking
the templates springs to mind ;) )?
	
	any pointers much appreciated
	
	ta
	
	michael
	


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