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Re: Bob DuCharme on RDFa (was: Re: RDFa in 10sec)

From: Bob DuCharme <bob@snee.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2007 17:34:19 -0500 (EST)
Message-ID: <23430.71.48.157.199.1171492459.squirrel@webmail5.pair.com>
To: "Elias Torres" <elias@torrez.us>
Cc: "Hausenblas, Michael" <michael.hausenblas@joanneum.at>, public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org

Instead of talking about magic ink, I'd say that it's a set of attributes
that let you add metadata to web pages so that you can build cool new
applications around collections of web pages. (I'm assuming that I'm
talking to someone who understands the basics of web pages--otherwise,
there's not much point in even discussing RDFa.)

And thanks to everyone on the list who helped me work through the
experiments on my weblog as I researched the article.

Bob

On Wed, February 14, 2007 4:22 pm, Elias Torres wrote:
>
> In case you have more time to explain, try this: :)
>
> http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2007/02/14/introducing-rdfa.html
>
> -Elias
>
> Hausenblas, Michael wrote:
>> After the hot and tekky class/role debate, something
>> to cool down:
>>
>> How would you explain RDFa to someone that is not
>> into it, in 10sec?
>>
>> I guess my take to give a not-so-tekky answer would be:
>>
>> Imagine a magic ink on a paper. With a special kind
>> of glasses you can actually see the things written
>> on the paper with the magic ink.
>>
>> HTML is the paper and RDFa is both the magic ink and
>> the special kind of glasses.
>>
>> Any other try?
>>
>> Cheers,
>>        Michael
>>
>> ----------------------------------------------------------
>>  Michael Hausenblas, MSc.
>>  Institute of Information Systems & Information Management
>>  JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
>>  Steyrergasse 17, A-8010 Graz, AUSTRIA
>> ----------------------------------------------------------
>>
>>
>>
>
>
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