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Re: RDFa and GRDDL and Drupal

From: Ben Adida <ben@mit.edu>
Date: Mon, 29 May 2006 16:07:07 -0400
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Cc: public-rdf-in-xhtml task force <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>



On May 29, 2006, at 10:17 AM, Dan Connolly wrote:

> Perhaps a GRDDL dialect that works without changes at the DTD level  
> would be
> more straightforward for them to pick up...

But then they would lose the in-context property of RDFa, where HTML  
is no longer a first-class serialization for metadata.

There is an opportunity here to adapt RDFa for the real world of  
folks like Drupal. I think we need to seriously consider it, before  
we give up on HTML again and go to straight RDF.

> [[
> For example, the following XHTML:
>
> <div><address class="dc-creator">Ian Davis</address> wrote this</div>
>
> embeds the triple:
>
> <> dc:creator "Ian Davis" .
> ]]
>  -- http://iandavis.com/blog/2005/10/introducing-embedded-rdf

This seems worse than using microformats, in this case, as there are  
no tools that parse this.

>>>  How would I, for example, deal with tags or categories  
>>> (vocabularies)? Would technorati still pick them up?
>
> reltag seems like a perfectly fine idiom. I haven't seen a  
> transformation to RDF yet, though I imagine there's one implied by  
> SIOC or SKOS.

Isn't reltag specific to Microformats? Doesn't that then mean that  
one would have to have a different syntax for tagging, author  
creation etc...? Seems overly complicated when RDFa can handle all of  
these nicely.

Maybe SKOS recommends the right RDF vocabulary for this.

-Ben
Received on Monday, 29 May 2006 20:07:18 GMT

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