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Re: Interesting experience: my foaf in RDFa

From: Simone Onofri <simone.onofri@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2007 14:14:39 +0200
Message-ID: <52bd7c3d0708310514w6e7226c1l3322cf01d2947c7a@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Keith Alexander" <k.j.w.alexander@gmail.com>
Cc: "Hausenblas, Michael" <michael.hausenblas@joanneum.at>, "Ivan Herman" <ivan@w3.org>, "W3C RDFa task force" <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>, eyal.oren@deri.org, "Frédérick Giasson" <fred@fgiasson.com>, uldis.bojars@deri.org

On 8/31/07, Keith Alexander <k.j.w.alexander@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 31 Aug 2007 12:02:34 +0100, Simone Onofri
> <simone.onofri@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
> However, one thing _really_ bugs me: Our nice (X)HTML+RDFa documents are
> ignored by 'Semantic Web search engines' as ptsw [2] or sindice [3].
> People, move on!
>
> Also Semantic Radar [1] may be involved in it and the most simple way
> is to use DTD itself to identify an RDFa.
>
> Actually, a @profile would be the most simple way to indentify RDFa ;). I
> don't think there is any cross-browser javascript, or xslt, way to check
> for a DTD.
>
> Also, when  RDFa is finished, will there not be several DTDs (for each
> supported version of HTML/XHTML)? Whereas there only needs to be one
> profile.
>
> (profiles are also useful while the syntax is still being finalised, as
> documents can link to the transformation that matches the syntax they
> used.)
>
> Admittedly, it is easier to check for a specific DTD (or @profile), than
> for arbitrary @profile uris, and following them to see if they are
> GRDDLable, but if a tool such as semantic radar or ptsw does so, it would
> be able to find more RDF (such as eRDF and GRDDL-enabled microformats).
>
> Anyway, sorry, I'll stop harping on about it now.


Yes You're right, profile is great, so also with GRDDL there are
questions to get @profile in new versions on (X)HTML... but this is
another story.

>
> Keith
>

Cheers,
Simone
Received on Friday, 31 August 2007 12:14:58 GMT

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