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Re: xhtml-as-rdf

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 01 Jun 2005 07:47:09 -0500
To: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>
Cc: public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org
Message-Id: <1117630029.19175.138.camel@localhost>

On Wed, 2005-06-01 at 13:29 +0200, Danny Ayers wrote:
> Just out of curiosity, has anyone played with expressing plain (X)HTML
> docs in RDF?

When the infoset stuff was in progress, there was some effort
at expressing it in RDF; it wasn't really finished/standardized,
but we have...
 An RDF Schema for the XML Information Set
 W3C Note 6 April 2001

That model is pretty weak; it was just crying out for
cardinality constraints and such; when DAML+OIL came around, I did...

 A DAML+OIL model of the XML Information Set (in progress May 2001)
and culminating in...

Googlingn around, you can see various bits of related work...

Infoset representations in HTML and RDF

XML Infoset, RDF and Data Modelling

>  Might it be useful for anything - annotations?, editor
> building? Stuff maybe like:
> <body>
>    <p>some text</p>
> </body>
> =>
> xhtml:body x:hasChild _:p1 .
> _:p1 rdf:type xhtml:p .
> _:p1 rdf:value "some text" .

TimBL's approach was...
(there are probably some examples of how to use that around,
but I don't remember where they are).

> I don't know if there's any best practice/convention for fairly
> arbitary tree containership. Combined with a Collection to preserve
> doc order?  Presumably attributes would have to get
> namespace-qualified equivalents.
> Or would this just be a clunky version of what XPath/XPointer already offers?

Quite possibly; see...

 New XML and XPath built-ins for CWM
 Waleed Abdulla (Thursday, 12 May)

> (I've not really been following the XHTML 2.0 developments, maybe
> that's generally more amenable to RDFization).
> Cheers,
> Danny.
Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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