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Re: More ESWC 2008 Linked Data Playground

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Sat, 31 May 2008 12:07:41 -0400
Message-ID: <484177CD.8060505@openlinksw.com>
To: David Huynh <dfhuynh@alum.mit.edu>
CC: public-lod@w3.org

David Huynh wrote:
> Kingsley Idehen wrote:
>> David,
>>> But should such links be on these pages, too?
>> Absolutely, in line with the ideal best practice, you should have the 
>> following routes:
>> 1. Request RDF via Content-type in your HTTP request
>> 2. <link rel=-"alternate"..../>
>> 3. GRDDL profile in <head/> plus <link rel="transformation".../>
>> 4. eRDF or RDFa
>> If 1-4 aren't available, Construct a URI that passes the pages 
>> through an RDFization Service (Babel, Virtuoso Sponger Service, 
>> Zitgist Services, Triplr, others).
>> Kingsley
>>>    http://www.eswc2008.org/main_program.html
>>>    http://www.eswc2008.org/program.html
>>> I did a View Source and couldn't find any alternate RDF/XML link. In 
>>> fact, I can't find any RDF/XML on that site. Maybe I wasn't looking 
>>> hard enough.
> Then the official ESWC2008 site (eswc2008.org) is not following that 
> ideal best practice since it's missing 2, 3, and 4, and as a user with 
> just a standard-compliant browser there's little I can do to verify 1. 
> Is this diagnose correct? If so, will you please tell the eswc2008 
> site admin to get with the program? :-)


I am hoping that key principals associated with ESWC 2008  are following 
this thread :-)
> We all love to see more open linked data, of course, so it'd be nice 
> if *SWC conference sites all lead as examples. In doing so, maybe 
> we'll discover the real motivations (or severe lack thereof) for 
> publishing SW content, and the challenges of publishing (e.g., tedious 
> manual or complex programmatic process to get lat/lng coordinates).

Amen to Dog-fooding!

I hope we are getting closer to the day when the dialog sample below 
becomes the norm:

Technology Vendor or Proponent: I am a vendor and/or proponent of 
Technology X that unveils the virtues of a given paradigm e.g Linked Data

Technology Customer: Do you exploit the virtues of the technology 
yourself? If so, please show me how.

The scenario above is very different from the general practice which 
always omits the vital "Dog-fooding" aspect :-(

> David



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