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Re: The RDF/A Marketing Site

From: Ben Adida <ben@MIT.EDU>
Date: Sat, 8 Apr 2006 12:37:55 -0400
Message-Id: <74FF3BED-FF9B-4C72-9155-EC4268030843@mit.edu>
Cc: "'public-rdf-in-xhtml task force'" <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>
To: "Mark Birbeck" <mark.birbeck@x-port.net>


I share your concern about Wikis, I was only giving the extra data  
point for us to consider. One other thing to consider: a wiki might  
be a good place for the *admins* to collaborate on writing an example  
use case without a complicated content management interface.

I favor a WordPress approach for two reasons:
1) it's simpler for starting out
2) the CC folks can help us set it up and administer it since they do  
this already for some CC sites

Neither one of us have tremendous amounts of free time to make this  
site as complete as possible, nor to administer it, moderate forums,  
etc... I share your excitement in getting the word out and building a  
cool site, but I think we need to be *very* conservative in how much  
content we think we'll be able to generate in the first few months,  
and how much time we can set aside for administration.

What do you think?


On Apr 8, 2006, at 12:28 PM, Mark Birbeck wrote:

> Hi Ben,
>> Certainly on the list of things to consider. As an additional
>> data point, I'm told that Microformats.org uses WP + MediaWiki.
> This is probably sacrilege, but after having tried many times to  
> use Wikis
> in different forms in the XForms community I think they are  
> inappropriate
> for most of what we want to do. The great thing about systems like  
> Drupal is
> that you have easy ways of creating anything from a standalone  
> article, to a
> forum with threaded discussions to a whole 'book', all of which  
> will be
> useful to us going forward.
> In many cases wikis don't seem to get updated a great deal by the  
> community
> (microformats' included), which I think is understandable; it's  
> because it's
> quite daunting for people to add a page, but it's quite  
> straightforward for
> them to add a question to a forum.
> Regards,
> Mark
> Mark Birbeck
> x-port.net Ltd.
> e: Mark.Birbeck@x-port.net
> t: +44 (0) 20 7689 9232
> b: http://internet-apps.blogspot.com/
> w: http://www.formsPlayer.com/
> Download our XForms processor from
> http://www.formsPlayer.com/
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