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RE: an RDFa publishing use case

From: Hausenblas, Michael <michael.hausenblas@joanneum.at>
Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2006 09:09:27 +0100
Message-ID: <768DACDC356ED04EA1F1130F97D29852F15E6E@RZJC2EX.jr1.local>
To: <bob@snee.com>
Cc: <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>


Bob,

Thank you very much for your input.
I added your proposal to the UC document [1].

Cheers,
	Michael

[1] http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/wiki/RDFa_Use_Cases_and_Requirements

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 Michael Hausenblas, MSc.
 Institute of Information Systems & Information Management
 JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
  
 http://www.joanneum.at/iis/
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf-request@w3.org 
>[mailto:public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of 
>Bob DuCharme
>Sent: Friday, December 15, 2006 5:29 AM
>To: public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org
>Subject: an RDFa publishing use case
>
>
>I'm submitting a use case that I believe demos both a new 
>"what" and a new
>"how" for RDFa. The what: storing metadata about individual 
>components of
>a published work, in particular, a magazine. When I threw some RDFa
>material into a presentation on XHTML 2 that the PRISM 
>magazine metadata
>industry group had me do last spring, they were very 
>receptive. (I think
>that XHTML 2's potentially greater structural richness will have more
>shops using XHTML 2 to store content--or at to transmit content to
>business partners--because it can hit a sweet spot between the 
>flatness of
>XHTML 1 and the potential complexity of DocBook.) RDFa will 
>make it easier
>to add metadata about discrete units of the document, typically as
>enclosed by section elements.
>
>The "how": Much of RDFa seems oriented toward exposing HTML 
>PCDATA for use
>by triple-consuming software, and it's great at that. I think 
>it's good at
>more than that, and this same use case is a good place to demonstrate
>this. Publisher metadata can be a little more meta (workflow 
>information,
>rights re-use) and have nothing to do with the content from a reader's
>perspective. The fact that RDFa allows a block of out-of-line 
>metadata to
>be grouped together in the /html/head element will fit well 
>with publisher
>workflows. They can insert a block of relevant metadata into the header
>and send the whole thing off to the business partner.
>
>Ron Daniel's work as an original member of the PRISM group got them all
>interested in RDF, but RDF/XML, striping, etc. scared them off, and I
>think RDFa could win them back--it could be to RDF/XML what XML was to
>SGML in terms of simplifying things enough to make it easier 
>for a wider
>variety of people to use.
>
>thanks,
>
>Bob DuCharme
>
>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>
>Use case: Foo Magazine ships content to aggregators and 
>business partners
>using XHTML 2, because the greater structural possibilities 
>over XHTML 1
>make it easier to group components of an article (e.g. 
>pictures, recipes,
>sidebars of book excerpts) into individual elements of an 
>XHTML file. They
>want to pull some content from their repository, and instead 
>of sprinkling
>the metadata throughout the document, they want to insert a block of
>workflow and rights re-use metadata about the document and its 
>components
>into a single point in the XHTML file and then ship the 
>document off to a
>business partner. (Many schemas have a header element separate from the
>body element so that the header element can be a placeholder 
>for document
>metadata; it's a natural place for it.) The sample XML shown here has a
>little metadata about the document itself, a little about one 
>subcomponent
>(a recipe) and a little about a subcomponent of that, a 
>picture within the
>recipe.
>
>  <html xmlns:fm="http://www.foomagazine.com/ns/xyz"
>        xmlns:pr="http://prismstandard.org/1.0#"
>        xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/rss/1.0/">
>    <head>
>      <meta property='fm:newsStandDate='2006-04-03'/>
>      <meta property='pr:coverDate='2007-02-24'/>
>      <meta about="#recipe13941">
>        <meta property="fm:ComponentID">XZ3214</meta>
>        <meta property="fm:ComponentType">Recipe</meta>
>        <meta property="fm:RecipeID">r003423</meta>
>      </meta>
>      <meta about="#pic9932">
>        <meta property="dc:creator">Joe Smith</meta>
>        <meta property="pr:embargoDate">2007-03-12</meta>
>      </meta>
>    </head>
>    <body>
>      <h>Add Some Tex Mex Sizzle to Your Kid's Lunch</h>
>      <section id='recipe22143'>
>        <h>Amigo Corn Dogs</h>
>        <img id="pic9932" 
>src="http://www.foomagazine.com/img/342.jpg"/>
>        <!-- li, p, etc. -->
>      </section>
>      <section id='recipe13941'>
>        <h>EZ Bean Tacos</h>
>        <!-- li, p, etc. -->
>      </section>
>      <!-- more content -->
>    </body>
>  </html>
>
>
>
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