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Re: How to declare in a web app's interface which kind of app/version/features and or interfaces or formats it exposes

From: Olivier Berger <olivier.berger@it-sudparis.eu>
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2011 18:34:51 +0100
To: Michael Hausenblas <michael.hausenblas@deri.org>
Cc: Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1295544891.6179.33.camel@inf-8657.int-evry.fr>
Le jeudi 20 janvier 2011 à 15:50 +0000, Michael Hausenblas a écrit :
> Olivier,
> 
> > I'm considering the different options that could help embed (with
> > slightest modifications possible) in the in HTML interface of a Web app,
> > a description of which app it is and/or which interfaces it exposes, so
> > that this would be "discoverable" and lead to exploitation of such data
> > by SemWeb apps, or existing harvesters.
> 
> You might find my blog post 'Announcing Application Metadata on the Web
> of Data' [1] along with the template [2] useful for this purpose.
> 
> Cheers,
>       Michael
> 
> [1] 
> http://webofdata.wordpress.com/2010/01/06/announcing-application-metadata
> [2] http://lab.linkeddata.deri.ie/2010/res/web-app-metadata-template.html
> 

Thanks for sharing this. The only critique I could have is about the use
of DOAP, where there's a confusion between a project (community) and a
software (developped by that community) behind doap:Project, IMHO... but
that's a common problem with DOAP, that is counterweighted by its
popularity (perfect model vs. available data).

I was thinking of something maybe less "intrusive" : RDFa addition to
existing apps is maybe too hard, as requiring to change its code (in
particular as some (X)HTML may not convert so easily to XHTML+RDFa.

Anything in the domain of HTML headers maybe ? Such could more easily be
added by quick+dirty patches / sysadmin configuration.

Thanks in advance.
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Olivier BERGER <olivier.berger@it-sudparis.eu>
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Ingénieur Recherche - Dept INF
Institut TELECOM, SudParis (http://www.it-sudparis.eu/), Evry (France)
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