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Re: RDFa and GRDDL and Drupal

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 29 May 2006 19:48:10 -0500
To: Ben Adida <ben@mit.edu>
Cc: public-rdf-in-xhtml task force <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1148950090.30577.9.camel@dirk.w3.org>

On Mon, 2006-05-29 at 16:07 -0400, Ben Adida wrote:
[...]
> > [[
> > 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.

Yes, there are. Lots of them.
Please look around before you jump to conclusions and spread
misinformation.

A few lines down in
http://iandavis.com/blog/2005/10/introducing-embedded-rdf
you'll see...

[[
There is also an RDF extraction service that scans an XHTML document for
Embedded RDF and generates RDF/XML from it

http://research.talis.com/2005/erdf/extract

]]

And running code for eRDF has been discussed in this forum a number
of times; e.g. 19 Oct 2005
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf/2005Oct/0041


Every eRDF document is a GRDDL document; i.e. every GRDDL consumer
consumes eRDF just fine.



> >>>  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?

Reltag is just using "tag" as a link relationship name. I'm
not sure what "specific to Microformats" means.

>  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.

Nicely is in the eye of the beholder.

rel="tag" is certainly simpler than RDFa or eRDF or GRDDL or any
of the other markup idioms in this space and it's pretty widely
deployed. I don't look forward to trying to change author habits
for that sort of thing.


> Maybe SKOS recommends the right RDF vocabulary for this.
> 
> -Ben
-- 
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