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Re: XFN on the GRDDL [was: Profiles attribute...]

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2004 10:31:19 -0500
Message-Id: <3271A501-4902-11D8-956F-000A95718F82@w3.org>
Cc: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>, <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>
To: Tantek Çelik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>


Le 17 janv. 2004, à 05:11, Tantek Çelik a écrit :
> But very interesting nonetheless.  Others have surmised that it would 
> be quite easy to represent XFN in RDF in addition to XHTML, and you 
> have demonstrated as much!

I think it would not be difficult. (I still have my concerns about XFN 
;) ) but yes in RDF would be quite easy.

>> Tantek, XFN and XMDP are kinda cool...
>
> Thanks! IMHO they were merely obvious incremental efforts based on 
> HTML4.01 (with a little inspiration from last year's SXSW conference).

XMDP yes, definitely, but would deserve a larger forum.
XFN, not really.

> I think the premise of transforming/translating simple user authored 
> meta data formats to RDF is a very sensible one.  Simple user authored 
> meta data will tend to grow and spread rapidly on the Web because of 
> its ease of use, and the more meta data formats that it can be 
> automatically transformed/translated to, the better for everyone 
> working on making the Web more semantic.

I completely agree with that.
I think one thing that could be very useful is to have the "rel" 
attribute on any kind of element in XHTML 2.0.

So you could add a poor semantics but still useful to element, it would 
help to leverage a bit the semantic Web and profiles would become an 
ontology for the "poor", but a lot easier.


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