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Re: a note on links

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2011 13:37:27 +0200
Message-ID: <CAFNgM+bwsTQoGkJDNc1OFduKjtWOa=qo9db-_9CLYOnQzxJZzA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Raj Singh <rsingh@opengeospatial.org>
Cc: "public-poiwg@w3.org W3C" <public-poiwg@w3.org>
Following up our exchange from a few weeks back,
>> Did you see the Microdata syntax in HTML5? Or the RDFa specs, which Microdata is a variation from?>> The http://schema.org/ project uses this stuff to describe entities (including many POI related thing - places and local businesses). Am typing this on iphone or would supply more links. Happy to help if you have any questions...

On 29 September 2011 02:23, Raj Singh <rsingh@opengeospatial.org> wrote:
> I looked at schema.org. Lots of good stuff there. Were you making a specific point about how they did anything? I notice they adopt the idea of  "global attributes" -- attributes that can appear on any element. HTML5 and Atom also do this, so I think we're in good company doing the same. I'm working on some examples tonight...

Ok, I should have been clearer. So Schema.org (which I'm now working
on btw) defines a vocabulary in terms of classes and properties, and
then expresses those in HTML5's Microdata syntax. It can also be
expressed in RDFa. So the distinction here is between the 'domain
modelling' aspect, versus the work of figuring out how to carry this
data in an HTML-based notation.

So I guess I'm suggesting two things:

 - consider the same division of labour: define classes and
properties, without the same spec saying exactly how those are encoded
in HTML. You can rely on other specs for that, increasingly. (RDFa,
Microdata, ...).

 - consider the specific vocabulary of the Schema.org project, which
has currently got a lot of coverage for e.g. describing local
businesses and services, and perhaps we can identify mappings or
alignments there.

cheers,

Dan
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