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RSS 1.0 to transport notifications about RDF resources ?

From: Olivier Berger <olivier.berger@it-sudparis.eu>
Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2009 16:52:03 +0200
To: public-lod@w3.org
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It seems natural to me to think about RSS 1.0 as a mean to create feeds
about notifications of items appearing on the Semantic Web, in a way to
embed a copy of any SemWeb resource expressed as RDF inside RSS items.

However, I cannot seem to find examples of desktop-like clients that
would be able to consume such feeds.

My idea would be to provide both a textual (HTML) non-semantic
representation of the RDF resource as well as inside the item so that
generic RSS clients could display it if they haven't any plugin able to
understand the semantics of the ontologies used in the RDF resource.

A use case of such application would be the subscriptions to feeds about
new bugs posted in bugtrackers, where you'd get a RSS feed containing
copies of bug reports facts with proper semantics (like SIOC or FOAF
profiles of reporters, for instance).

Is RSS 1.0 obsolete ?

Are you aware of RSS clients (Open Source) ones that are able to
integrate rendering plugins for any RDF resource found in the items ?

Thanks in advance.

Best regards,
Olivier BERGER <olivier.berger@it-sudparis.eu>
http://www-public.it-sudparis.eu/~berger_o/ - OpenPGP-Id: 1024D/6B829EEC
Ingénieur Recherche - Dept INF
Institut TELECOM, SudParis (http://www.it-sudparis.eu/), Evry (France)
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