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Re: RDFa support in TopBraid Composer

From: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@x-port.net>
Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2006 21:34:53 +0100
Message-ID: <640dd5060609221334k437cade8l7d46482e3801fb80@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Ben Adida" <ben@mit.edu>
Cc: "Holger Knublauch" <holger@topquadrant.com>, public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org

I know Ben has said it already, but I can't resist chiming in...this
is great! It's just what RDFa is all about.

On 22/09/06, Ben Adida <ben@mit.edu> wrote:
>
>
> Holger,
>
> Fantastic news, thanks for the update!
>
> I've blogged this at:
> http://rdfa.info/2006/09/22/rdfa-in-topbraid-composer/
>
> If you have any specific feedback, please don't hesitate to send it along.
>
> -Ben
>
> Holger Knublauch wrote:
> >
> > We have added RDFa support to our semantic development tool TopBraid
> > Composer [1].  See my blog entry [2] for some details.
> >
> > In general, I found it quite easy to write a parser for RDFa (from
> > scratch and without any prior knowledge of RDFa).  Only the special
> > cases such as the handling of <META> tags caused some delays.
> >
> > We quickly ran into the problem that real-world web pages may not be
> > well-formed XHTML.  We therefore provide an option to use an HTML Tidy
> > preprocessor (JTidy) to bring the HTML into a more regular form.  This
> > may still require cleaning up the HTML but is a good heuristic approach.
> >
> > I hope the work on the RDFa standardization keeps moving as this is a
> > potentially very important missing link in the Semantic Web space.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Holger
> >
> > TopQuadrant, Inc.
> >
> > [1] http://www.topbraidcomposer.com
> > [2]
> > http://composing-the-semantic-web.blogspot.com/2006/09/rdfa-support-in-topbraid-composer.html
> >
> >
>
>
>
>


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