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Re: fw: Google starts supporting RDFa -- 'rich snippets'

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Wed, 13 May 2009 09:23:48 -0400
Message-ID: <4A0AC9E4.9070709@openlinksw.com>
To: Daniel O'Connor <daniel.oconnor@gmail.com>
CC: Peter Ansell <ansell.peter@gmail.com>, Chris Bizer <chris@bizer.de>, public-lod@w3.org
Daniel O'Connor wrote:
>
>
>     It is hard to accept their goals so far since they made up a new
>     vocabulary for RDFa instead of matching the FOAF support that
>     SearchMonkey gives, and the URI's they provide for don't contain valid
>     top level domain names when the RDFa properties are joined with the
>     prefixes so it looks a little weird when you actually serialise it to
>     RDF. 
>
>  
> What it looks like to me is they started with hcard, went off, 
> implemented support for that, along the way discovered rdfa, thought 
> "Neat! I bet I could do a vcard in this!" and ended up here.
>  
> It feels like a 20% project which isn't quite up to the usual 
> standard, and they've given these guys a bit of free reign to play 
> with the idea.
>  
> I'd prefer to assume innocent intentions and fumbling rather than 
> malicious intent.
>  
All,

I desperately hope that you can see the Google is providing a huge 
opportunity to showcase Linked Data meme value. Again, so what -- if 
they don't use existing vocabularies? What matters is that they are 
using RDFa to produce structured data, and that is simply huge!!!

-- 


Regards,

Kingsley Idehen	      Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen
President & CEO 
OpenLink Software     Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
Received on Wednesday, 13 May 2009 13:24:25 UTC

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