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RE: Interesting experience: my foaf in RDFa

From: Hausenblas, Michael <michael.hausenblas@joanneum.at>
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2007 15:09:45 +0200
Message-ID: <768DACDC356ED04EA1F1130F97D29852012A4A10@RZJC2EX.jr1.local>
To: "Keith Alexander" <k.j.w.alexander@gmail.com>, "Ralph R. Swick" <swick@w3.org>
Cc: "W3C RDFa task force" <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>


Regarding the RDFa profile [1], I had a chat with DanC 
recently [2] where he very rightly noticed that
we have NOT resolved the profile issue for RDFa, yet.

I'd very much appreciate if we fix this ASAP. 
Ralph, anything I can do in supporting you finalising this?

Cheers,
	Michael

[1] http://www.w3.org/ns/rdfa/
[2] http://chatlogs.planetrdf.com/swig/2007-08-24.html#T19-54-08

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 Michael Hausenblas, MSc.
 Institute of Information Systems & Information Management
 JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
 Steyrergasse 17, A-8010 Graz, AUSTRIA
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Keith Alexander [mailto:k.j.w.alexander@gmail.com] 
> Sent: Friday, August 31, 2007 1:58 PM
> To: Hausenblas, Michael; Simone Onofri; Hausenblas, Michael
> Cc: Ivan Herman; W3C RDFa task force; eyal.oren@deri.org; 
> Frédérick Giasson; uldis.bojars@deri.org
> Subject: Re: Interesting experience: my foaf in RDFa
> 
> 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.
> 
> Keith
> 
Received on Friday, 31 August 2007 13:10:00 GMT

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