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Linked Data & RDFa

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2013 10:23:02 +0000
Message-ID: <CAFfrAFpKKvqh8N5sBZ6WWrmRqcY6W0FUzcno9KwPmkGC6UEJbA@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-lod <public-lod@w3.org>
With RDFa maturing (RDFa 1.1, particularly Lite), I wanted to ask here
about attitudes to RDFa.

I have acquired the impression somehow that in the Linked Data scene,
people lean more towards the classic 'a doc for the humans, another
for the machines' partitioning model. Perhaps this is just a
consequence of history; digging around some old rdfweb/foaf
discussions[1] I realise just how far we've come. RDFa wasn't an
option for a long time; but it is now.

So - questions. How much of the linked data cloud is expressed in some
variant HTML+RDFa alongside RDF/XML, Turtle etc.? When/if you do so,
are you holding some data back and keeping it only in the
machine-oriented dumps, or including it in the RDFa? Are you finding
it hard to generate RDFa from triple datasets because it's 'supposed'
to be intermingled with human text? What identifiers (if any) are you
assigning to real-world entities? Dataset maintainers ... as you look
to the future is RDFa in your planning? Did/does Microdata confuse the

I'm curious where we are with this...


[1] http://lists.foaf-project.org/pipermail/foaf-dev/2000-September/004222.html
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