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

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Date: Wed, 13 May 2009 15:30:00 +0200
Message-ID: <4A0ACB58.1030102@danbri.org>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
CC: Daniel O'Connor <daniel.oconnor@gmail.com>, Peter Ansell <ansell.peter@gmail.com>, Chris Bizer <chris@bizer.de>, public-lod@w3.org
On 13/5/09 15:23, Kingsley Idehen wrote:

> 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!!!

Yeah, to be blunt, the last thing this situation needs right now is 
having 1000 semantic web pedants descend, complaining that they're not 
doing x, y or z right, that they don't "get it", that they're 
copycatting yahoo, or whatever. This won't help anyone and would be 
severely counterproductive.

What would help right now is having real and sizable sites expose lots 
of RDFa HTML pages using FOAF, DOAP, SIOC, SKOS, CC etc. If anyone has 
such information and is exposing it only in RDF/XML and not RDFa, I'd 
suggest looking to make that change...

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